6708 PB Wageningen
Prof. Wietse de Boer
Wietse de Boer is senior scientist at the Microbial Ecology Department at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Professor at the Chairgroup Soil Biology of the Wageningen University. After his PhD- and early PostDoc research on nitrogen cycling in forest- and heathland ecosystems, he focused on interactions between fungi and bacteria. His research approaches range from studies using simple model system to explorations in whole ecosystems. Current research lines examine the possibilities to translate obtained basic knowledge on microbial interactions to practical applications, in particular for enhancing biological control of soil-borne diseases.