Edith Hammer

Researcher, Associate senior lecturerFormer name: Edith Hammer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ecology
  • Microbiology


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


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.

Recent research outputs

Edith C. Hammer & Kristin Aleklett, 2021 Mar 10, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

Kristin Aleklett, Pelle Ohlsson, Martin Bengtsson & Edith C Hammer, 2021 Jan 19, In: The Isme Journal. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Xavier Portell, Ophélie Sauzet, María Balseiro-Romero, Pascal Benard, Rémi Cardinael, Estelle Couradeau, Dieudonné D. Danra, Daniel L. Evans, Ellen L. Fry, Edith C. Hammer, Danielle Mamba, Luis Merino-Martín, Carsten W. Mueller, Marcos Paradelo, Frédéric Rees, Lorenzo M. W. Rossi, Hannes Schmidt, Laura S. Schnee, Charlotte Védère & Alix Vidal, 2021 Jan, In: European Journal of Soil Science. 72, 1, p. 31-34 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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