Tullia Calogiuri will be hosted at Wageningen University & Research, where she will work under the guidance of Jan Willem van Groenigen, Mathilde Hagens and Alix Vidal. Tullia will focus on the role of earthworms: under which conditions will they have the strongest stimulating effect on silicates weathering? On top, Tullia will investigate the potential of the bio-reactor end-product as a fertiliser and to enrich agri-soil carbon sequestration.
Originally from Italy, and with a passion for the countryside, she did a BSc in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florence, Italy. Here, she developed her passion for soil research. After realising how many vital functions soils provide, Tullia moved to the Netherlands to do a MSc in Earth and Environment, specialising in Soil Biology, where she deepened her interest for carbon sequestration and sustainable agriculture. Her hobbies include hiking, baking pizzas and drawing.