University of Aberdeen
Current Position Lecturer in Biogeochemistry
Telephone +44 (0)1224 273 985
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling, Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Soil microbial ecology
  • Terrestrial carbon cycling
  • Climate change
  • Land use change
  • Environmental omics

Recent Key Papers

  • Malik, A.A., Martiny, J.B.H., Brodie, E.L., Martiny, A.C., Treseder, K.K. and Allison, S.D. (2019) Defining trait-based microbial strategies with consequences for soil carbon cycling under climate change.The ISME Journal 14, 1-9.
  • Malik, A. A., Puissant, J., Buckeridge, M., Goodall, T., Jehmlich, N., Chowdhury, S., et al. (2018). Land use driven change in soil pH affects microbial carbon cycling processes. Nature Communications 9.
  • Malik, A. A.,Chowdhury, S., Schlager, V., Oliver A, Puissant J., Mellado Vázquez P.G., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Griffiths R. I. and Gleixner G. (2016). Soil fungal:bacterial ratios are linked to altered carbon cycling.  Microbiol. 7, 1247. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01247.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Modelling metagenomics-derived microbial traits in soils under climate change
  • Microbial carbon cycling traits in soils across land use gradients
  • Linking microbial physiology with carbon transformations in peatlands under land use change