Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Dr Andrew Bissett is a microbial ecologist interested in all facets of microbial interaction with the environment and how microbial diversity maintains ecosystem health and function. His research has included investigation of microbial diversity/function relationships, microbial biogeography and microbial symbioses in soils, marine and freshwater systems using molecular and biogeochemical tools.
Andrew is a senior research scientist at CSIRO, based in Hobart, where he is involved in the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE: http://www.bioplatforms.com/soil-biodiversity/) and the Australian Marine Microbial diversity (http://www.bioplatforms.com/marine-microbes/) projects. Andrew completed his PhD at UTAS and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany, before returning to CSIRO in Canberra, and eventually returning to Hobart.