My primary interests lie in microbial contributions to biogeochemical processes of global environmental impact. My research during my PhD project on N2O related processes in soil environments led me further to investigate interactions between fungal and bacterial members of communities following the overall hypothesis, that there are mutualistic relationships in nitrogen cycling related processes so far overseen. Recent work also targeted methane cycling communities in subarctic tundra soils, as well as electroactive, anaerobic hydrocarbon degrading communities in petrol polluted soil sites. While soil environments were always present in my research I also gained experience in analyzing and interpreting other environments like snow, ice, air and sediments. In my hypothesis driven research, DNA and RNA based methods often build the methodical basis and both field studies as well as concise laboratory experiments are used to investigate specific questions.
- 2017 -2022: Postdoc at Ecole Centrale de Lyon / University of Lyon
- 2016: PhD in Microbial Ecology, Ecole Centrale de Lyon / University of Lyon
- 2014: Masters in Applied Plant Science, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
- 2013: Masters in Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
- 2009: Bachelors in Food and Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Sanchez-Cid, C., Guironnet, A., Keuschnig, C., Wiest, L., Vulliet, E., Vogel, T.M. (2022): Gentamicin at sub-inhibitory concentrations selects for antibiotic resistance in the environment. In: ISME Communications, 2:29. doi.org/10.1038/s43705-022-00101-y
Keuschnig, C., Larose, C., Rudner, M., Pesqueda, A., Doleac, S., Elberling, B., Björk, R. G., Klemedtsson, L., & Björkman, M. P. (2022): Reduced methane emissions in former permafrost soils driven by vegetation and microbial changes following drainage. In: Global Change Biology, 00, 1–15. doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16137