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I’m a soil ecologist with a special interest in the effects of microscale soil structure on nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics, and on the mycorrhizal symbiosis.

Soils store more carbon than the atmosphere and living biomass together, therefore are carbon compounds entering or leaving the soil C storage system of large importance for greenhouse effect mitigation. Soil organisms, and especially mycorrhizal fungi, channel large proportions of fresh carbon compounds entering the soil ecosystem, and we want to better understand their role in sequestering and stabilizing or decomposing soil organic matter.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ecology
  • Microbiology

Free keywords

  • soil fertility
  • climate change
  • soil carbon storage
  • soil chip
  • mycorrhiza
  • synchrotron

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