Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    MSc in Agricultural Sciences

  • 1998
    PhD in microbiology

  • 1999 – 2001
    Researcher

  • 2002 – 2005
    Assistant Professor

  • 2005 – 2011
    Associate Professor in Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • 2011
    Guest Professor, University of Gothenburg

  • 2011
    Professor in Microbial Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Since 2012
    Professor in Soil Microbiology (chair), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Selected publications

  • Hallin, S, Philippot, L, Löffler, F., Sanford, R.A. and Jones, C.M. Genomics and ecology of novel N2O reducing microorganisms. Trends in Microbiology, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2017.07.003

  • Jones, C. M., Spor, A., Brennan, F. P., Breuil, M.-C., Bru, D., Lemanceau, P., Griffiths, B., Hallin, S. and Philippot, L. 2014. Recently identified microbial guild mediates soil N2O sink capacity. Nature Climate Change, 4:801-805.

  • Jones, C.M., Graf, D., Bru, D., Philippot, L. and Hallin, S. 2013. The unaccounted yet abundant nitrous oxide reducing microbial community – a potential nitrous oxide sink. The ISME J, 7:417-426.

  • Philippot, L. and Hallin, S. 2011.Towards food, feed and energy crops mitigating climate change. Trends in Plant Science, 16:476-480.

  • Wessén. E, Söderström, M., Stenberg, M., Bru, D., Hellman, M., Welsh, A., Thomson, F., Klemedtsson, L., Philippot, L. and Hallin, S. 2011. Spatial distribution of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea across a 44-hectare farm related to ecosystem functioning. The ISME J, 5:1213-1225.

  • Philippot, L., Andert, J., Jones, C.M. and Hallin, S. 2011. Importance of denitrifiers lacking the genes encoding the nitrous oxide reductase for N2O emissions from soil. Global Change Biology, 17: 1497-1504.

  • Philippot,L., Andersson, S.G.E., Battin,T.J., Prosser, J.I., Schimel, J.P., Whitman, W.B. and Hallin, S. 2010. The ecological coherence of higher bacterial taxonomic ranks. Nature Reviews Microbiology 8:523-529.

  • Jones, C. M. and Hallin, S. 2010. Ecological and evolutionary factors underlying global and local assembly of denitrifier communities. The ISME Journal 4: 633-641.

  • Hallin S., Jones, C.M., Schloter, M. and Philippot, L. 2009. Relationship between N-cycling communities and ecosystem functioning in a 50-year-old fertilization experiment. The ISME Journal, 3: 597-605.

  • Jones, C.M., Stres, B., Rosenquist, M. and Hallin, S. 2008. Evolutionary history of denitrification as assessed by phylogenetic analysis of nitrite, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide respiratory enzymes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 1955-1966.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Global distributions, ecological niches and assembly processes of N2O reducing microbes – keys to identifying the terrestrial N2O sink. The Swedish Research Council. 2017-2020

  • Fungal denitrification as a source of nitrous oxide in agricultural soils. The Swedish Research Council Formas. 2017-2019

  • Agro-ecosystem diversification: digging deeper. The Swedish Research Council Formas (ERA-Net Biodiversa). 2016-2019

  • Accelerated water purification during artificial recharge of aquifers – a tool to restore drinking water re-sources (ACWAPUR). The Swedish Research Council Formas (ERA-Net JPI Water). 2016-2018

  • Linking directional changes in vegetation induced by climate warming to microbial communities across the arctic tundra – implications for nitrogen cycling and carbon balance. The Swedish Research Council Formas. 2014-2016. Prolonged to 2017.

  • The unaccounted nitrous oxide-reducing microbial community: a nitrous oxide sink in agricultural soils.The Swedish Research Council Formas. 2014-2016. Prolonged to 2021.

  • Reduction of nitrogen discharges in mining processes and mitigating its environmental impact – miNing. VINNOVA. 2013-2017

  • Marie Curie ITN "NORA"-Nitrous Oxide Research Alliance. 2013-2016

  • Ecotypes in a trait based microbial community. The Swedish Research Council. 2012-2015

  • COST Action ES1103: Microbial ecology & the earth system: collaborating for insight and success with the new generation of sequencing tools. Coordinator: T.Curtis, UK. 2011-2015

  • Bio-indicators for increased risk of N2O production by denitrifying bacteria in the rhizosphere. Stiftelsen Oscar och Lili Lamms minne 2011-2014

  • EcoFINDERS – Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils. Coordinator: P. Lemanceau, INRA, France. EU 7th Framework Program. 2011-2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swedish Research Council Formas (scientific board member, 2013-2015)

  • Swedish Research Council (panel member 2012-2015)

  • Academy of Finland (panel member, 2012-2014)

Additional qualifications

  • Director of PhD studies at the Faculty, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (30%), 2007 – 2012

  • Pro Dean, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (25%), 2012

  • Faculty board member, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2010 – 2015


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children


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