Microbiological Systems and Communites

We are interested in understanding the ecology, structure and functioning of microbial communities in different biological systems. We use modelling approaches to characterise the pattern of communities before investigating the factors that determine changes in community composition. These systems are of particular interest in the context of environments where a theroretical understanding of system processes has applied significance, such as sewage works, the gut tract in vertebrates and the soil where communities respond to different drivers.

Current Projects

Sources, Seasonality, Transmission and Control:  Campylobacter and human behaviour in a changing environment

Frontier Engineering

Susceptibility of broiler chickens to Campylobacter


Recent Projects

Microbial diversity in Antarctic soils


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