Project

Denitrification in Firmicutes

Duration
01 October 2011 → 31 March 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
denitrification nitrous oxide emission grampositive bacteria
 
Project description

this project will investigate the recently proposed ecological coherence hypothesis, which states that bacteria in higher taxonomic ranks share specific ecological traits, and thus can be differentially affected by (changing) environmental conditions. Gram-positive denitrifiers will be used as a model. The differential response of denitrifiers from different phyla to agricultural management practices will, when unequivocally demonstrated, greatly impact future N2O emission models and mitigation protocols.