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Diversity, stability and functioning of the soil microbiome

Project description

A better understanding of soil microbial communities

In an effort to better understand the role of soil microbial communities, it is important to analyse the factors shaping those highly complex systems as well as the ecological and genetic mechanisms contributing to their stability. The EU-funded SoilResist project aims to unveil the mechanisms that underpin the resistance and resilience of soil microbial communities and study how the communities react to natural and anthropogenic perturbations. Within this scope, the project will identity critical thresholds for abrupt transitions of microbial communities to alternative states and their consequences for soil functioning. The aim is to prove the hypothesis that the stability of microbial functions when faced with disturbances caused by climate extremes is determined by microbial functional diversity.

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 608,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 608,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

See on map

Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00