Department of Environmental Microbiology

Scientific research conducted in the Department of Environmental Microbiology mainly focuses on microbiological issues connected with agricultural practice and soil protection.

Key research directions of the Department include:

  • use of microorganisms in detoxication and in processing and recycling of organic waste materials of industrial and agricultural origin.
  • evaluation of the impact of sewage residue and other waste materials on biological activity of soil fertilized with the waste.
  • ecology of saprotrophic microfungi, mycorrhizal fungi and other soil microorganisms and their biochemical potential.
  • natural communities of microorganisms living on the surface of seeds of various cultivated plants.
  • influence of various anthropogenic factors on soil microbiological activity.