Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Ecology



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Projects and groups


The consortium consists of eight subprojects proposed by working groups, which are located at five universities and two research centres. All participating subprojects contribute to the common objective to describe the flow of plant derived carbon through belowground food webs quantitatively. For details on groups and specific aims of subprojects see the following links:





University of Goettingen, Yakov Kuzyakov

Budget and flows of root-derived carbon through soil food webs





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University of Jena, Kai Totsche

Characterisation of mobile dissolved and particulate organic substances (MOPS) and quantification of MOPS-transport across the rhizosphere-vadose zone boundary





University of Jena, Ulrich Brose

Modelling quantitative carbon flows in soil food webs




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University of Hohenheim, Ellen Kandeler

Effects of resource quality and availability on soil microorganisms and their carbon assimilation





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German Research Center for Environmental Health, Tillmann Lüders

Identification of keystone prokaryotic food web members and links in belowground carbon turnover






UFZ Halle, Francois Buscot & Dirk Krüger

Symbiotic and saprobic fungi as link between plant derived carbon and soil food webs






University of Cologne, Michael Bonkowski

The bacterial energy channel: Protozoa bacteria interrelationships as affected by root vicinity and soil






University of Göttingen, Stefan Scheu

Carbon flux through the soil animal food web: meso- and macrofauna






Humboldt-University, Liliane Rueß

Carbon flux through the soil animal food web: microfauna





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