School of Edaphic Stress Management

  • Genetic and molecular basis of tolerance and ion homeostasis under salinity, nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal excesses and poor water quality in major food and horticultural crops, animals, microorganisms and fishes
  • Soil metagenome studies to mine and isolate novel genes that confer tolerance to above stresses
  • Application of nanotechnology and nano-materials for evolving novel products and methods for bioremediation and bio-trapping
  • Impact of submergence and anoxia on crop growth and productivity through use of systems biology approach
  • Assessment of soil as a sink for greenhouse gases and methods in mitigation of salinity and heavy metal stresses