University of Malta

The Composition of Eubacterial Communities
UOM Main Page
Apply - Admissions 2016
Campus Map button

The Composition, Structure and Nitrogen Fixing Potential of Eubacterial Communities in a Maltese Garrigue and Agricultural Soil 

UoM Fund Allocation R81, 2008-2011

The garrigue constitutes an important part of the natural environment of the Maltese Islands and is home to about 500 indigenous species. Natural garrigue develops on karst landscape and the flora and consequently the fauna utilise the nutrients found in soil trapped in these karst fissures. Mineralization of organic matter and nitrogen fixation by microorganisms constitute the two main sources of nutrients in these soils The aim of this project is to study temporal shifts in the microbial populations that play an important role in the cycling of nutrients in these soils.

Further information is available on request from the Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems.

Student representation on Institute Board

Election date 14 November 2019

Academic Calendar 2019/2020

Important dates for the current academic year

Lecture timetables for September 2019

First semester timetables now available

IES Student Handbook

September 2019 version available for download

Student Athlete Support Programme

IES Sport Mentor for 2019/2020

Academic Excellence Award 2019

Presentation of certificates to outstanding students

B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems - an overview

Video presentation of the course

Last Updated: 22 January 2015

Log In back to UoM Homepage