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Integrating Microbial Evolution into Biogeochemical Models to Predict Soil Response to Drought

Project description

Gaining insight into soil response to a changing climate

Soil carbon emissions are susceptible to climate change but can be reduced with new land management practices, provided soil carbon–climate feedback outcomes can be predicted. However, predictions from current large-scale soil carbon models differ greatly and reveal large uncertainties in the processes involved. One uncertainty is the effect of change in precipitation regimes on soil organic matter decomposition mediated by soil microorganisms. The EU-funded GLOBALECOEVO project aims to integrate variable decomposition–moisture functions into a large-scale soil carbon model to reflect precipitation history and carbon substrate influence on microbial responses to changes in soil moisture. The model used to calculate these functions will account for both ecological and evolutionary processes. The project will shed further light on soil response to climate change.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
Net EU contribution
€ 257 619,84
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92