David Burke

Adjunct Assistant Professor


The Holden Arboretum, Long Center for Plant and Environmental Science, 9717 Mitchells Mill Rd., Chardon, OH

I study the interaction between plants and soil microorganisms, especially mutualistic and associative soil organisms that live in the root zone of plants such as mycorrhizal fungi. My work seeks to understand the factors that govern the diversity of soil organisms and their functional roles within natural systems.