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Profiling soil microbial communities influenced by reduced summer precipitation and farming system history

Kundel, Dominika; Truu, J.; Fliessbach, A.; Bracht Jørgensend, H.; Bodenhausen, N. and Mäder, P. (2019) Profiling soil microbial communities influenced by reduced summer precipitation and farming system history. In: Agroscope, FiBL, ETH (Eds.) Program and abstract book. Comparing organic and conventional agricultural cropping systems - What can be learned from the DOK and other long-term trials? Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, October 6-10, 2019, p. 91.

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Summary

Soil bacteria and fungi are the basis of soil food webs and contribute to a wide range of essential soil functions in arable lands. Intense land use and climate change induced reductions in summer precipitation can have varying influences on abundance, composition, and activity of microbial communities with largely unknown consequences for soil functions and plant growth including crop yields. The impact of altered precipitation patterns on soil biodiversity and associated ecosystem functions is on top of the list of eight major research gaps identified by an expert group for the European Commission still, this relationship is rarely studied under field conditions.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:soil sciences, long-term experiments, DOK, soil bacteria, fungi
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Germany > University of Konstanz > Department of Biology
Estonia
Sweden > University of Lund
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org.live.fibl.info/en/locations/switzerland/work-areas-switzerland/soil-sciences.html
Deposited By: Mäder, Paul
ID Code:36904
Deposited On:05 Dec 2019 12:03
Last Modified:05 Dec 2019 12:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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