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Plant-Microbe ecology in a changing climate

Séminaire le 19 nov 2019 à 10h00
Toulouse 4R1 Toulouse 4R1
Bjorn ROBROEK

Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology department, Radboud University Nijmegen

 

Plant-Microbe ecology in a changing climate

 

Mardi 19 novembre 2019, 10h00; Salle de Conférences, 4R1

 

Bjorn ROBROEK

Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology department, Radboud University Nijmegen; The Netherlands

 

Current projections on climate change may alter peatland carbon cycles, through changes in environmental conditions or by alterations in the plant community composition. Our understanding on the effects of climate change on C cycles is growing, yet the mechanism underlying apparent plant controls are not fully known.

In the first part of this presentation I present the results form a series of drought experiments, after which I elaborate on a long-term plant functional type removal study aiming to understand the role of vascular plant functional groups on peatland carbon cycling. The second part of the presentation will focus on the effects of environmental change on plant community composition and its consequences for the functional composition of the peatland plant community. I will finish my presentation by exploring how we can use theory on plant-microbe interactions to restore peatland functions after extreme enviro-climatological perturbations.

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