Dr. Alberto Canarini

University Assistant, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna

  • (2017) Ph.D. Soil Biogeochemistry, the University of Sydney (Australia)
  • (2011) M.S. Ecology and Evolution, University of Ferrara (Italy)
  • (2009) B.S. Biology, University of Bologna (Italy)


  • Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Ecology and chemistry of plant‑microbiome interactions in iron‑deficient soil (2020-2022). Applicant= Alberto Canarini; Partners= Hirokazu Toju
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Ecological memory of extreme drought events in soil microbial communities (2024-2029). Applicant= Alberto Canarini
  • Human Frontiers Science Project. Tracking trade across symbiotic networks (2020‑2022). Applicant= Toby E. Kiers; Role= Post-doc
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF). ClimGrass ‑ Grassland carbon dynamics in a changing climate (2017‑2019). Applicant= Michael Bahn; Role= Post‑doc
  • Australian research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship. Drought effects on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling mediated by rhizosphere processes (2013‑2016). Applicant= Feike Dijkstra; Role= PhD student.


  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020‑2022
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) 2013‑2016
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2013‑2016