Christina Kaiser promoted to Associate Professor

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Christina Kaiser has been promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Vienna. Since 2014, she has been a group leader and Assistant Professor at TER. After completing her PhD in Ecology at the University of Vienna in 2010, she was a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and subsequently at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg. She remained a guest researcher at IIASA until 2018.

Christina Kaiser’s research centers around soil as a complex system. In her work she combines soil microbial ecology and theoretical modelling with ecosystem biogeochemistry. Utilising both mathematical modelling and experimental approaches her research group explores how microbial processes and interactions at the microscale govern organisation and regulation of microbial communities, and how this, in turn, affects soil organic matter turnover. Beyond that, Christina investigates carbon and nitrogen exchange in the tripartite symbiosis of plants, mycorrhizal fungi and soil microbial decomposers. In 2018, she has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant to study self-organisation of microbial soil organic matter turnover.

Congratulations, Tina, on your well-deserved promotion!