#Soil biology & Element cycling #2020 – 2023
ShapeDOM (Cooperation project)
Species composition and land use shape the composition, sorption and degradability of dissolved organic matter
The aim of the cooperation is to elucidate the influence of land use and biodiversity on the concentration, composition, sorptivity and biodegradability of water-soluble organic matter.
The aim is to research the impact of ecosystem biodiversity on functionality and material cycles, in particular the carbon cycle and carbon storage in soils. To this end, data on the following parameters are to be obtained:
- Concentration of water-soluble organic carbon
- Chemical composition of water-soluble organic carbon
- Sorptivity of water-soluble organic carbon
- Biodegradability of the water-soluble organic carbon
Cooperations are projects financed by the cooperation partners’ own funds and thus financially independent of the DFG-funded infrastructure priority program ‟Biodiversity Exploratories (BE)”. They complement the BE with further interesting research content on biodiversity research and in return benefit from the infrastructure of the Biodiversity Exploratories.