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.