Understanding how climate change affects peatlands’ microbial communities
Despite the overall importance of peatlands on the global carbon balance, the ecology of the peat microbial community composition is poorly known, why its long-term response to the predicted changes of peatland due to climate and other anthropogenic effects is difficult to foresee.
Therefore my work aims to improve the understanding of the peatlands microbial community structures and dynamics in relation to such perturbations. The effect of inherent key peat environmental and biological factors on the microbial communities are studied by linking the microbial community structures to biogeochemical factors including vegetation and fungi.
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