TITLE: "Bridging the gap between litter decomposition and soil organic matter formation"
DATE: Friday 11th March 2022
TIME & FORMAT: form 12 to 1pm CET - Online
Seminars will combine online and onsite formats (CREAF, Sala Graus II, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) but in all cases, talks will be always streamed (not recorded), so they can be followed online.
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"The decomposition of plant litter is the dominant process by which soil organic matter, the largest stock of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems, is formed. Despite its importance, major unknowns remain. What are the dominant drivers of decomposition? How does decomposition translate into soil organic matter formation? What role do soil animals play in these processes? In this talk, I will present research findings from various projects that contribute to filling these knowledge gaps. These findings question the use of common methods employed in this field of research and challenge existing views."
François-Xavier Joly is a soil ecologist interested the interactions between plants and soil organisms, and their impact on soil processes such as plant litter decomposition and soil organic matter formation. After a PhD in Montpellier and two postdocs (Arizona State University; University of Stirling), he is currently working as a junior group leader at the University of Vienna (TER, CMESS). His research aims to better understand the drivers of decomposition, disentangle the underlying mechanisms and respective roles of diverse soil organisms, and bridge the gap between decomposition and soil organic matter formation.
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