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DRI-MEE: Drying and rewetting, integrating modelling and empirical environments

7 November 2019 10:00 to 8 November 2019 15:00 | Conference

Climate change is expected to modify the frequency, duration and intensity of drought and rainfall events. This will have a profound impact on soil functioning and biogeochemical cycling. Under dry conditions, microbial activity is severely reduced. However, upon rewetting, there is a pulse of CO2 release to the atmosphere, accompanied by dynamic microbial growth responses. In many terrestrial ecosystems, such pulses are the dominant pathway for soil carbon loss. Understanding the mechanisms controlling this phenomenon is, therefore, necessary to predict soil carbon storage under future climate change scenarios.

About the event




albert [dot] brangari [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se