Life in the Soil Podcast Episode 5: Soil and Global Change – The Multiple Impacts of Human Action

The list of how humans are causing trouble in the soil is pretty mind-blowing, kind of overwhelming. It’s connected to all that is central to our modern human societies – industrial agriculture, synthetic chemistry, city sprawl, global mobility and so on and on. In this episode, Matthias Rillig, Anja Krieger and their guests Maddy Thakur […]

Understanding and mitigating microplastic effects on rhizosphere processes and interactions in agricultural soils

A project funded by the BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research Last update: 18.12.2020 Project partners are Prof. Michael Schloter (Helmholtz Zentrum München) and Prof. Nicolas Brüggemann (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Motivation Microplastic has been shown to occur in a wide range of Earth system compartments, including in agroecosystems. We know relatively little about how […]

Willkommen/ Welcome to the Rillig Lab!

Matthias Rillig’s lab at Freie Universität Berlin is part of the Institute of Biology and the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB). Our research focus is on plant and soil ecology, with most people in the lab working on fungi. We work with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, other root colonizing fungi ranging in functioning (including […]