Microbial community responses to future climate change and seasonal variation.
Jana Voriskova, Postdoc, CENPERM /GEUS
Soil microbial communities represent key players in the decomposition of soil organic matter. Future climate changes are expected to have the most pronounced effects in Northern latitudes and sensitive arctic ecosystems will be therefore subjected to dramatic shifts. The response of belowground organisms to these changes and thus their altered impact on nutrient cycling and green house gas production has received little attention, limiting our ability to predict future ecosystem functioning.
My project is part of snow cover manipulation experiment that has been established on Disko Island, West Greenland. The experiment simulates the impact of deeper snow cover on tundra ecosystem as increased winter precipitation is expected in most arctic regions in future decades. By the analysis of DNA from topsoil layer the effect of deeper snowpack on bacterial and fungal community structure with respect to seasonal variation was investigated.
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