Archana Juyal, Ph.D.

Archana Juyal

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Postdoctoral Researcher


B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Mumbai University, India
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Ulster, UK
Ph.D. in Soil Microbial Ecology, Abertay University, UK

Research Interests

My current research focuses on investigating the soil pore network and fate of plant-assimilated carbon inputs in soil with contrasting bioenergy cropping systems. I apply a multidisciplinary approach by combining X-ray tomography to characterize soil pore geometry and root growth, and Stable Isotope Labelling method to track carbon in the system. In general, my research interest is to understand how soil pores affect spatial distribution and activity of the microbial community in soil at microscale.


Juyal, A., Otten, W., Baveye, P.C. and Eickhorst, T., 2020. Influence of soil structure on the spread of Pseudomonas fluorescens in soil at microscale. European Journal of Soil Science.

Juyal, A., Otten, W., Falconer, R., Hapca, S., Schmidt, H., Baveye, P.C. and Eickhorst, T., 2019. Combination of techniques to quantify the distribution of bacteria in their soil microhabitats at different spatial scales. Geoderma334, pp.165-174.

Juyal, A., Eickhorst, T., Falconer, R., Baveye, P.C., Spiers, A. and Otten, W., 2018. Control of pore geometry in soil microcosms and its effect on the growth and spread of Pseudomonas and Bacillus sp. Frontiers in Environmental Science6, p.73.