BeskrivningSoils contain more carbon than the atmosphere or terrestrial vegetation together. For this reason, decomposition of even a small part of the organic matter in soils can have a major impact on the quantity of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thus Earth´s climate. Whether terrestrial ecosystems will capture, store or release carbon is highly dependent on the complex interactions between the organic matter, the physical and chemical conditions, and the activity of microbial degraders. During the last years, great advances have been made in characterizing soil organic matter and its interaction with mineral particles, describing the structure and activity of natural microbial communities, and in identifying enzymes and processes involved in microbial decomposition of litter material, which have stimulated the development of new conceptual models that explain the formation and turnover of soil organic matter. The aim of this two-days workshop is to bring together scientists from these research areas to discuss, in and open and informal atmosphere, how their knowledge and scientific approaches can contribute to a mechanistic understanding of the complex biotic and abiotic processes that control the stability of soil C.
This workshop was co-funded by BECC.
|Period||2019 sep. 9 → 2019 sep. 10|
|Typ av evenemang||Workshop|
|Plats||SverigeVisa på karta|