Microbial diversity and functions of soil microhabitats
The biogeochemical interfaces (BGIs) are the organo-mineral surface of soil particles colonized by microorganisms. Depending on the particle size fraction, they can be characterized by distinct physicochemical properties.
The different properties of particle size fractions are analyzed in regard to their sorption of organic pollutants and enrichment of specifically structured microbial communities. As an addition focus, the importance of organic carbon associated with these fractions shall be assessed.
11.2007 - 12.2013
Project funding number: Te383/1 und Te383/2
Project status: finished