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Friday Breakfast Talk - Windows to the underground - investigating soil processes at microbial scale

3 December 2021 09:45 to 11:00 | Seminar

Friday Talk by Edith Hammer, Associate Senior Lecturer at CEC.

Despite their fundamental importance, soils and their complex microbial communities have historically been one of the most challenging habitats to study because of their blend of diverse materials and organisms in a complex spatial arrangement, and their opacity. With help of microchips we now can study soil functions live and at the relevant scale: Microbial behaviour and interactions in response to a spatially defined habitat, and soil functions such as e.g. physical soil carbon stabilization in the labyrinth of the soil pore space.
Beyond the scientific potential, the chips can also bring soils closer to people and hopefully increase engagement in soil health conservation.

About the event


Ecology building, level 3, lunch room and CEC Teams

Target group:

CEC Staff




marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se