Soil 3D architectural controls on N2O emissions

 

Introduction

Soil-borne N2O emissions contribute significantly to terrestrial greenhouse gas emissions and are mainly due to the activity of nitrifying and denitrifying microorganisms. The soil pore space is thé location where microbial actions take place. In particular, N2O emissions are strongly controlled by the pore network architecture because nitrification and denitrification occur in the presence or absence of O2, respectively.

 

Objectives

In this post-doctoral research we will combine X-ray CT with microbial assays during incubation experiments to follow-up N2O emissions.

 

Researcher: dr. ir. Nele Ameloot
Period: 2014-2017
Financing body: FWO, post-doc