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.

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).