Plant, Soils, Ecosystems

Plant-soil interactions and their role in ecosystems.


Secretary: Jennifer Rhymes
Co-Secretary: Sabine Reinsch
Social media: Twitter and Facebook


A group on plant-soil interactions, with a focus on biogeochemical cycling, community dynamics, and ecosystem functioning.

The study of plant-soil interactions is a rapidly growing area. Soil organisms are very important for plant growth and community dynamics, which is why ecologists increasingly consider plants as major drivers of soil biota and the processes they regulate. Recent research has shown that plant-soil interactions are a driving force for primary productivity, nutrient and carbon cycling, and ecosystem responses to global change.

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  • Promote research on plant-soil interactions and their role in ecosystems through workshops, symposia, and events.
  • Serve as a platform to discuss and share techniques, as well as provide opportunities for networking and collaboration among researchers.
  • Encourage research across scientific disciplines to students, support for early-career researchers, and facilitate training opportunities.

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.


  • Secretary: Jennifer Rhymes
  • Co-Secretary and Treasurer: Sabine Reinsch
  • ECR and Student Reps: Rosanne Broyd & Christopher Sweeney
  • Communications/Social Media Rep: Emily Schofield
  • Policy Reps: Robert Mills & Bjorn Robroek
  • Events Reps: Jennifer Rhymes & Mathilde Chomel
  • Equality & Diversity Rep: Mathilde Chomel