Marie Curie Fellowship
Project duration: 
Mar 2013 to Apr 2016

This project is aimed to enhance the predictive ability of terrestrial biogeochemical cycle models trough improving the underlying soil organic matter decomposition models. 


This improvement will be accomplished by incorporating biological factors driving soil organic matter mineralization, including components of soil biodiversity structured in the form of food webs.

The improved model will be coupled with the SOM sub-model of a soil-plant ecosystem model. During the ongoing phase, the project will be carried out at the Colorado State University, under the guidance of Dr. Diana Wall and Dr. John Moore. The expected scientific results will contribute to improve the predictive ability of global scale biogeochemical cycle models and will provide useful tools to preview effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems. 

  • Pilar Andrés