Nitrogen mineralization from (soil) organic matter: quantification of the contribution of free living nematodes and the interactions with the microbial community and the soil structure

01 May 2010 → 28 February 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Principal Investigator
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Animal biology
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
N mineralization soil structure nematodes
Project description

In this project we will quantify the contribution of free living nematodes to N mineralization from soil organic matter, by carrying out selective sterilization and reinoculation of soil with nematodes, and by relating this to the interaction with the soil microbial communities and the soil structure.