Mark Smits
Academic Editor

Mark M Smits


Lector (lecturer) at HAS University of Applied Sciences in the fields of biology, soil science and data analysis. Previously worked as postdoc at Hasselt University, Lund University and University of Sheffield. PhD in soil science and geology at Wageningen University.

Agricultural Science Biogeochemistry Biosphere Interactions Ecology Forestry Microbiology Mycology Soil Science

Work details


HAS Den Bosch/ 's-Hertogenbosch
August 2017
Applied Biology
Lector in biology, plant-soil interactions and data analysis.

Senior Researcher

March 2016
R&D substrate microbiology for horticulture.

PhD candidate

Wageningen Agricultural University
October 2001 - October 2005
Soil Science & Geology
On rock-fungal interactions ('rock eating mycorrhiza').


University of Sheffield
April 2006 - October 2008
Plant Science
Working on plant-mycorrhizal fungi-rock interactions on nanometre to ecosystem scale.


Lund University
October 2008 - October 2009
Microbial Ecology
Rock-fungal interactions on the field scale.


Universiteit Hasselt
October 2009 - October 2015
Environmental Science
Interaction mycorrhizal fungi and soil organic matter dynamics. SOm characterization with pyrolysis-GC/MS.

PeerJ Contributions