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Persistence of soil organic carbon caused by functional complexity

Soil carbon persistence can be understood through the lens of decomposers as a result of functional complexity derived from the interplay between spatial and temporal variation of molecular diversity and composition. For example, co-location alone can determine whether a molecule is decomposed, with rapid changes in moisture leading to transport of organic matter and constraining the fitness of the microbial community, while greater molecular diversity may increase the metabolic demand of, and thus potentially limit, decomposition.

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Fluxes and forcing in the Critical Zone “F2ZC” Team

Team publications Team members Google traduction du contenu Français The skills gathered in this team relate to the analysis of spatial and temporal variability, as well as the physical properties of tropical soils, by approaches of soil science, geophysics and remote sensing: evaluation on long-term observatories of the impacts of land uses, particularly agricultural, on […]

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Ecological Functioning of Temperate and tropical Soils “FEST” Team

Team publications Team members The main objective of the FEST team is to better understand the interactions between biological actors and the abiotic properties of soils, and the impact of these interactions on the resulting ecosystem services. In particular, we study the influence of soil engineers (especially earthworms, termites and microbial activity) and their “productions” […]

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Integrative Ecology : from Mechanisms to Ecosystem services “EMS” Team

Team publications Team members Pas de traduction pour cette page. Nous cherchons à comprendre et analyser expérimentalement ou par des observations, puis à représenter par des modèles couplés, les grands cycles de la matière (nutriments minéraux, carbone) en prenant en compte à la fois des processus classiquement étudiés en écologie des écosystèmes (ex : nitrification ou […]

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Microbial Communities in Continental ecosystems “CoMIC” Team

Team publications Team members We study the microbial communities of terrestrial and aquatic continental ecosystems in an interdisciplinary framework that blends microbiology and molecular biology, ecology, health and social sciences. Specifically, our research looks at (i) the diversity, functioning and roles of microbial communities within continental ecosystems, and (ii) the vulnerability of these communities to […]

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Biogeography and Diversity of Interactions in Soil “BioDIS” Team

Team publications Team members The objectives of BIOgeography and Diversity of Interactions in Soil (BioDis) team is to analyse these interactions in their environmental context in order to better understand the functioning and evolution of soils. The strategy that we have adopted is to study biotic interactions, whilst accounting for the abiotic constraints that regulate or […]

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Making better use of the third dimension of agricultural land to sustainably intensify agricultural production

In this prospective article, an international consortium coordinated by researchers from the University of Copenhagen examines the prospects for using the “third dimension” of agricultural land, i.e. the possibility, without resorting to new land, of increasing the volume of soil exploited by the root system of crops, thereby increasing the resource base available for agricultural production while minimizing the undesirable externalities frequently associated with current agroecosystems.

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