Soil Ecology

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

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Description

The research in the research group Soil Ecology Group is about interactions between soil organisms, the responses of soil organisms to the environment, the distribution of the organisms, and the impact of the environment on populations and communities parameters (also anthropogenic ones).

Research

The aim of our research is to advance understanding of the diversity and interactions of soil organisms with their environment, and how this affects above- and below-ground ecological processes. In particular, we are interested in the effects of human activity, for example soil management and climate change impacts, on soil organisms and the delivery of ecosystem services important for agricultural and silvicultural production. Such ecosystem services include biological control, soil carbon storage and nutrient cycling. We take a broad approach to research, utilising metagenomics, glasshouse experiments, and field studies.

Recent research outputs

Gabin Piton, Arnaud Foulquier, Laura B. Martinez-García, Nicolas Legay, Cindy Arnoldi, Lijbert Brussaard, Katarina Hedlund, Pedro Martins da Silva, Eduardo Nascimento, Filipa Reis, José Paulo Sousa, Jean C. Clément & Gerlinde B. De Deyn, 2021, In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 58, 2, p. 406-418

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gabin Piton, Arnaud Foulquier, Laura B. Martínez-García, Nicolas Legay, Katarina Hedlund, Pedro Martins da Silva, Eduardo Nascimento, Filipa Reis, José Paulo Sousa, Gerlinde B. De Deyn & Jean Christophe Clement, 2020, In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 148, 107881.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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