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Liz Shaw

Photograph of Professor Liz Shaw

Areas of interest

  • Microbial ecology and function of the rhizosphere and below-ground plant-microbe interactions
  • Impacts of organic pollutants on soil microorganisms
  • Microbial ecology of xenobiotic biodegradation


Liz Shaw joined the department in 2006. Previous to this she gained her PhD at the University of Kent and then worked as a postdoctoral scientist on the following projects:

  • Bioluminescence-based bacterial sensing of the bioavailability of chlorophenols in soil - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Monks Wood)
  • Mechanisms of enhanced biodegradation of xenobiotics in the rhizosphere - University of Kent
  • Contribution of nitrifier denitrification to nitrous oxide emissions from soil - Imperial College
  • Microbial interactions in the mycorrhizosphere - Manchester Metropolitan University

Liz is currently Subject Editor for the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry and a member of the NERC peer review college.


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