Dr.agr. Rajasekaran Murugan

FB 11 - Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften - Bodenbiologie und Pflanzenernährung

Research Interest
- Ecological role of saprotrophic and mycorrhizal fungi in different land use
- Microbial ecology and biogeochemical cycles (both terrestrial and aquatic)
- Land use and climate change on soil microbial ecology, C and N cycle and GHG emission
- Soil microbial community structure, function and processes in different management and land use systems on soil organic matter regulation
- C, N, P and S dynamics in subsoil under different ecosystem (both terrestrial and aquatic)



Work Experience

10/2014 - 09/2016
Junior research group leader, University of Kassel

06/2013 - 09/2014
Research Coordinator, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, India

01/2012 - 12/2017
Farm consultant for Avarta Growers Ltd, Naivasha, Kenya

07/2011 - 03/2013
Research Assistant at Department of Soil Biology and Plant Nutrition, University of Kassel

06/2011 - 12/2018
Trainer at Indian Folk Life Journal on “Art of scientific storytelling”

08/2009 - 11/2009
Agronomist at Elunkathir farm, TamilNadu, India

05/2007 - 03/2008
Agro-ecologist in “Reclamation of mined lands and Restoration of Tsunami affected soils” project, Nagapattinam district, TamilNadu, India



Academic background

10. 2014 - present: Junior Research Group Leader, University of Kassel, Germany 
06. 2013 - 09. 2014: Research Coordinator of the research project."The role of climate, land use and vegetation understory diversity on plant-soil feedback in the tropical forest soils"Prof.Sanjay Kumar, Regional Rice Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

01. 2010 - 03.2013 Doctor of Agricultural Sciences 

04. 2008 - 03.2010 MSc International Organic Agriculture


Qualifications

08/2013 - 08/2013
Training on "Use of next generation molecular tools in microbial ecology", University of Wageningen, NL.

03/2009 - 04/2009
International training programme on Certification of agricultural commodities and accreditation for certifying bodies.



Awards

10/2010
Got funded by Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Role of climate change, landuse and understory vegetation diversity on plant-soil feedback in tropical
forest soils.


09/2010
Best poster award in Tropentag, Zurich, Switzerland

01/2010
DFG PhD grant

07/2009
Research grant from German Inst. for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) – project nr. 3/2009.

09/2008
Ekoconnect Fellowship for the “Summer academy on organic animal breeding and organic animal husbandry”, Dresden, Germany



Memberships and non-academic activities

2014 - 2015
Association for General and Applied Microbiology
Academic member

2014 - 2015
European Geosciences Union
Academic member

2010 - 2020
The German Soil Science Society
scientific speaker



Publications

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Last updated on 2019-01-03 at 03:00