Welcome to Karst Lab

Our research focuses on the mycorrhizal ecology of forests. Mycorrhizas are symbioses formed between roots and fungi, and play important roles in forest recovery after disturbances, carbon cycling, and formation of soils.  Through a combination of field, lab and greenhouse experiments, we learn about mycorrhizas and apply this knowledge to maintain and restore forests on the landscape.

Lab News

Justine is going on a sabbatical starting July 1, 2023!



Contact Us

Interested in joining the lab?
Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We are an inclusive lab committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and creative research environment for all. We regard diversity as strength. Please email justine.karst@ualberta.ca