Work package 2: Soil Functions & Processes
Explore the impact of soil biodiversity on soil functioning and the provision of soil related ecosystem services.
Processes related to services or disservices are induced and directed by the presence, the abundance, and the activity of functional groups of soil biota.
Dynamics and interactions in the soil biota community control ecosystem functions and services
Leaders of the work package: S. Schrader, TI Germany; J. Bengtsson, SLU Sweden
Task 2.1: Litter decomposition and carbon cycling
Task 2.2 Analysis of soil structure, aggregation and water infiltration
Task 2.3: Nutrient turnover and effects on crops
Task 2.4: Suppression of plant pathogens and detoxification by soil biota