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Sue Grayston

Professor of Soil Microbial Ecology
Applied Biology Program Director

Forest Sciences Centre 3006
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-5928

Areas of research include:

  • Microbial diversity and function in soils
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Rhizodeposition
  • Climate change and soil C sequestration
  • Soil microbial community structure and function related to GHG emissions


Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology


Plant-microbe interactions in forest soils

NSERC Discovery

Herbivore-mediated aboveground-belowground trophic cascades

France-Canada Research Fund
MITACS Globalink

Assessing arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum and deer repellant as tools to enhance western redcedar survival on Haida Gwaii

NSERC Engage

Evaluation of fertilization to accelerate western redcedar growth, enhance soil carbon stocks and decrease greenhouse gas emissions on Haida Gwaii

MFLNRORD Forest Carbon Initiative


UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship 2010
Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology 2003
Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology 2008
Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 2005
Peter Wall Early Career Scholar 2004Royal Society Fellowship 2003
Quarry Life Award 2014
University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Vienna Guest Professorship 2017
UBC Great Graduate Advisor 2018

Selected Publications

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