Tenure Track Assistant Professor
My main research focus is within development of sustainable and circular crop production that minimize climate and environmental impacts. My research activities address methods for building soil fertility, nutrient recycling and improving crop productivity by using bio-based fertilizers and cover crops. My core academic qualifications are within plant nutrient biochemistry, turnover and availability, soil organic carbon dynamics, crop nutrition and soil fertility improvement through sustainable agriculture management.
I have extensive experience performing soil analyses testing chemical, physical and biological aspects of soil fertility, such as nutrient content, turnover and availability, aggregate stability, cation exchange capacity, drop-shatter test, water holding capacity, earthworms test, soil respiration and soil compaction. I have major experiences with plant and root analysis by using radioactive labelling techniques under field conditions and in climate chambers. I have gained experiences with designing, conducting and evaluating field, growth chamber, laboratory and soil incubation experiments.