DRI-MEE: Drying and rewetting, integrating modelling and empirical environments

  • Brangarí, A. (Organiser)
  • Hicks, L. (Organiser)
  • Benjamin Sulman (Invited speaker)
  • Charles Warren (Invited speaker)
  • Claire Chenu (Invited speaker)
  • Marion Schrumf (Invited speaker)
  • Stefano Manzoni (Invited speaker)

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Climate change is expected to modify the frequency, duration and intensity of drought and rainfall events. This will have a profound impact on soil functioning and biogeochemical cycling. Under dry conditions, microbial activity is severely reduced. However, upon rewetting, there is a pulse of CO2 release to the atmosphere, accompanied by dynamic microbial growth responses. In many terrestrial ecosystems, such pulses are the dominant pathway for soil carbon loss. Understanding the mechanisms controlling this phenomenon is, therefore, necessary to predict soil carbon storage under future climate change scenarios.

This workshop was sponsored by BECC.
Period2019 Nov 72019 Nov 8
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map