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

Jean Rodriguez-Ramos just had his manuscript 'Changes in soil fungal community composition depend on functional group and forest disturbance type' accepted by New Phytologist. This ms is the first chapter of his PhD thesis studying the effects of novel and cumulative disturbances on soil fungi.  Well done, Jean!


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