Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Maine, 2006
Microbial decomposers, most often fungi and the biotechnological potential and ecological dynamics of their biology/biochemistry; role of microbial decomposers in carbon cycling and their potential inclusion in Earth Systems Models.
Jonathan Schilling studies microbial decomposers, most often the fungi and their biology/biochemistry. His lab is broadly interested in how this biology relates both to biotechnological potential (applications) and to ecological dynamics (implications), including their role in carbon cycling and their potential inclusion in Earth Systems Models. Jonathan’s research therefore aims to better characterize the mechanisms of wood biodegradation and to apply this information to wood preservation, forest management, and “green” biotechnology.