Climate change

Climate change research that had started 20 years ago was continued with a study on the impact of elevated CO2 on the soil microbiota of a poplar plantation. This research is being continued with studies on the impact of waste recycling and renewable energies on soil as a source or sink of carbon. The combination of methods from classical soil microbiology with those applied to handle archaea and anaerobic bacteria offers exciting new fields of investigations, especially in connection with greenhouse gases and methane production in soils.