Naoise Nunan is a Soil Ecologist working in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and is based in the Paris region. He received his Ph.D. degree from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1998. He then worked at the Scottish Crop Research Institute and at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland for 6 years prior to joining the CNRS. He research interests include understanding the role of microbial spatial structure in soil microbial ecology. In recent years, he has concentrated his research on how microbe-habitat interactions affect soil functioning, particularly C dynamics. He is attempting to understand the relative importance of habitat structure versus microbial community structure in regulating C dynamics in soil, with a view to better predicting C cycling responses to global warming.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011