Egger, Keith

Dr. Keith Egger
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Keith, who obtained his PhD from the University of Victoria, uses molecular approaches to study microbial ecology, biodiversity and phylogeny. His research is focused on the link between biodiversity and ecosystem function, particularly mycorrhizal fungi and microbes involved in soil processes. He has research projects underway on soil biodiversity and function in response to disturbance, the role of mycorrhizal fungi in range expansion of native tree species, and is collaborating with a cancer researcher to isolate and characterize fungal compounds that alter immune properties of human cells.

Supervises in PhD NRES; MSc NRES Biology; MSc NRES Environmental Science; MSc NRES Forestry; MNRES