Microbes rule the planet!
We investigate the ecology of complex microbial communities and their role in the control of important biogeochemical processes. We work primarily in the terrestrial subsoil, groundwater and soil. Our research approaches are based on a broad spectrum of often fine-scaled biogeochemical and organic analytics, quantitative molecular biology and next-generation sequencing, as well as the detection of stable isotope labels in microorganisms and in Stoffflüssen. With our research we offer important contributions to the precautionary and sustainable use of natural resources, such as groundwater and soil, through our society.
Current research topics are:
- Microbial degradation of pollutants in groundwater
- Microbial biofilms in the water cycle
- Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere
Prof. Dr. Tillmann Lüders
Lehrstuhl für Ökologische Mikrobiologie
Dr.-Hans-Frisch-Str. 1-3, 95448 Bayreuth
Tel: 0921/55-5640, Fax: 0921/55-5793