Laura Castaneda-Gomez: Roots may not be key drivers of soil responses to elevated CO2 in a phosphorus-limited forest

In this new post, Laura Castañeda-Gómez, a new ecological researcher working at The University of Toronto, Canada, shares their paper: The influence of roots on mycorrhizal fungi, saprotrophic microbes and carbon dynamics in a low‐phosphorus Eucalyptus forest under elevated CO2—recently shortlisted for the Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers. Last February, the Earth’s atmosphere reached a new record high CO2 concentration of almost 422 ppm. … Continue reading Laura Castaneda-Gomez: Roots may not be key drivers of soil responses to elevated CO2 in a phosphorus-limited forest

Marina Dacal

Marina Dacal: Can past climatic conditions influence soil microbes and functioning responses to present extreme climatic events?

In this new post, PhD Marina Dacal from University of Alicante presents her last work ‘Climate change legacies contrastingly affect the resistance and resilience of soil microbial communities and multifunctionality to extreme drought’. She talks about the importance of looking at multiple components when doing ecology, highlights the importance of drylands and shares her new-found passion for knitting. About the paper Soil microbes are the … Continue reading Marina Dacal: Can past climatic conditions influence soil microbes and functioning responses to present extreme climatic events?