Soil warming

Bio- and isotope geochemistry

Increasing global surface temperatures are expected to be buffered by soils and forests. Now, how will soils adjust to increasing temperatures?
The response of a mountain ecosystem to higher temperatures was investigated by monitoring changes in soil microbial community structure and carbon cycle feedback mechanisms of an experimentally warmed mountain forest soil.

stress
Seasonal and warming-induced changes in microbial stress biomarkers [1]

This was based at BFW/Department of Forest Ecology and Soils and part of the project “Achenkirch Manipulation Site“, financed by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (project# P19885).