Prof. Dr. Andrea Schnepf
Head of research group "Soil-, Root Systems and Rhizosphere Processes"
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Bio- und Geowissenschaften (IBG)
Gebäude 16.6 / Raum 3060
The research group “Soil-, Root Systems and Rhizosphere Processes” studies the interactions between soil and plant roots through the combined use of mathematical modelling and experimental data.
The research focuses on plant-soil interactions such as water and nutrient uptake, root architecture plasticity, root hair formation and root exudation as well as symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Overall aim is to support recommendations for sustainable agricultural production and ideotype design.
- Mathematical modelling
- Rhizosphere, soil root interactions
- Root architecture
- Arbuscular mycorrhiza
- Ressource acquisition efficiency
- Fate of plant protection products in the soil-root system