Work package 3: From Practice to Services
Develop a mechanistic model integrating soil biota performance data on ecosystem service provision with data on soil biota abundance and diversity.
Perturbations of complex soil communities by farm-based soil management practices cause direct and indirect losses in ecosystem services provision
Reduced soil management intensities stimulate soil biota activities and increase soil carbon sequestration
The performance of functional groups of soil biota depends on soil management factors across Europe.
Leaders of the work package: T. Roslin, SLU Sweden; S. Scheu, UGOE Germany
Task 3.1 Comprehensive analysis of patterns in biological data across sites
Task 3.2 Connection of biodiversity data across sites and ecosystem service provisions
Task 3.3 Impact of soil biotic interactions on carbon dynamics
Task 3.4 Impact of soil biotic interactions on disease suppression