Seminar: Martin Schädler/Andreas Prinzing

Dr. Martin Schädler (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany) 

Belowground communities under climate change and the role of land use

Summary: This talk presents results from a large field experiment (Global Change Experimental Facility – GCEF) to investigate the consequences of a future climatic scenario on belowground biota and associated ecosystem functions under five different land-use regimes. Besides some consistent effects of climate change on soil fauna communities, we found also land-use dependent climate effects on soil functions like decomposition, feeding activity and microbial activity and divergent pathways of their effects on total biomass of soil mesofauna.  Microbial communities seem to be rather robust to climate change, even if climate-induced shifts in fungal community composition could be shown. It is concluded that land-use extensification has some potential as mitigation strategy for climate change effects on soil communities and ecosystem processes belowground. 

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Professor Andreas Prinzing (University of Rennes 1, France)

EcoEvo Feedbacks: Ecological coexistence among related plants drives their evolution (and that of their herbivores)

 


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Carlos Pérez Carmona

ERC project will integrate above- and below-ground plant traits for improved ecological forecasting

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Seminar: Velle Toll

Seminar: Vladimir Mikryukov

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