School of Biosciences
Mary is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary PhD candidate at the School of Biosciences. Her work focuses on improving rhizobia (nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria) inoculants/biofertilizers using viruses that infect bacteria. In addition, her work also involves exploring the perceptions and practices of farmers and urban growers around the soil microbiome and associated technologies. Mary's research interests include sustainable agriculture with a focus on participatory science, soil microbiome, ecology and evolution of rhizobia and their viruses, soil science, and impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security.