Hui-Ling (Sunny) Liao, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Soil Microbial Ecology
University of Florida, USA

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Dr. Liao specializes in symbiosis research, particularly microbial mutualisms. Her primary interests lie at understanding relationships between microbial diversity and their function to the ecosystem. Current research areas include applying integrated metaomics to visualize the role of soil microbiomes play on nutrient cycling, plant fitness and (natural/agro-) ecosystem processes. Her extension focusses on - Provide growers with information on improving soil health and crop productivity through the detection/prediction of microbial dynamics. Apply the emerging technologies to highlight the importance of ecosystem services provided by microbiomes.

Research Interest

  Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Services Soil, Water and Aquifer Remediation (Molecular Microbial Ecology