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I combine ideas and techniques from the fields of evolutionary biology and quantitative genetics to obtain a better understanding of the evolutionary processes responsible for the generation and maintenance of the ubiquitous levels of diversity we see around us, both among individuals and populations. I try to disentangle the relative role of genes and the environment in shaping this variation, as well as to quantify the strength and shape of selection acting upon it.
■ since 2017 Professor for Neuroscience, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter ■ 2007-2017 Group leader at MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany ■ 2004-2007 Postdoctoral fellow at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany ■ 2003-2004 Junior fellow at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary ■ 2000-2002 Postdoctoral fellow at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany ■ PhD 1999 Genetics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
I'm a biogeochemist. Through my research, I try to increase understanding of how plants and soil respond to and influence environmental change. I have studied carbon and nutrient cycles in a wide range of ecosystems, including grasslands, cropland, temperate forests and rice paddies. I often use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize findings in my field of research. I also study the role of soil microbes in carbon and nitrogen cycles, using techniques such as incubation experiments, isotopic tracers and analyses of biomarkers.