Dr Olaf Schmidt

Collaborating Researcher
UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science
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My main research interests are in soil science, in particular in the biology, biodiversity, ecology and biochemistry of soils in the context of soil–plant–animal systems. I especially like earthworms as a study subject, I have been fascinated by their ecology and adaptations to life in soil for a long time. I have another active research area in meat authentication and livestock traceability, based on stable isotope ratio analysis and in collaboration with meat biochemists and animal scientists.