Dr. Ekta Pathak Mishra
Department of Forest Producuts and Utilization
B.Sc.; M.Sc.; NET; Ph.D;
|Area of Specialization
My research goal is to increase our understanding of soil microbial communities and their activities, so that ultimately we can manage microbial communities for soil ecosystem services. Specifically, I am interested in identifying important ecosystem service providers within microbial communities, the abiotic and biotic factors that regulate their activities, and spatial and temporal scales over which these microbes and their activities occur. In our research, we integrate multiple technologies to discern any connections among diverse microbial communities, their metabolic functions, climatic parameters and the land systems they reside. The technologies include but are not limited to Molecular biology, Metagenomic, and bioinformatics tools. My approach blends field experiments, analysis of remote sensing spatial data, and theoretical modeling.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Forestry and Environment, SHIATS, Allahabad. 2014-till date
Ph. D. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Entomology & Nematology, December 2014.
M. Sc. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, UA, India, Environmental Sciences, (High honors), August 2006.
B. Sc. Chinmaya Degree College, Haridwar, UA, India, Biology, August 2004.
2009-2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Florida, USA. Dissertation title: Use of molecular tools in evaluating diversity and ecology of nematophagous fungi populations and their relevance to the regulation of entomopathogenic nematodes in Florida Citrus Orchards. Advisor: Dr. Larry W. Duncan, Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, CREC, Lake Alfred, FL.
2007-2008 Volunteer in Nematology lab with Dr. Larry Duncan, Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, CREC, Lake Alfred, FL.
2006-2007 Volunteer in Wetlands Ecology and Conservation Lab with Dr. Peter Frederick, Research Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
2005-2006 Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun