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MICCS

Molecular Interactions Controlling Soil Carbon Sequestration

We have two vacant postdoctoral fellowships right now.

The research program “Molecular Interactions Controlling soil Carbon Sequestration – MICCS”, funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is a multidisciplinary effort to gain a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between soil organic matter (SOM), the activity of symbiotic and saprophytic microorganisms and the physicochemical environment that control the stability of SOM. On a global scale this pool stores more carbon than is present in the terrestrial biomass and the atmosphere combined. Whether soils will capture, store or release carbon will be critical for regulating the atmospheric carbon dioxide level and thus the Earth's climate.

The MICSS research environment consists of a strong team of scientists, research technicians, post docs and PhD students with all the skills needed to study the interactions between SOM, microbes and the environment at different complexities and spatial scales, from defined model systems to field sites. We use cutting-edge technologies ranging from spectroscopic analysis to transcriptome profiling, isotope labelling, and systems biology methods. The MICCS facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories for microbial micro- and mesocosm experiments, and for Infrared/Raman spectroscopy and micro-spectroscopy. We also have access to synchrotron techniques at the current MAX laboratory and soon at the new MAX IV facility, both in Lund.

MAX IV

Recent publications

All project publications at Lund University Publication Database

 

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  1. Organic N decomposition by fungal community under fertilized spruce forest” [PDF] - César Nicolás, Ecology of Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015 (Poster)

  2. Spectroscopy and transcriptomics provide novel insights into soil organic matter decomposition mechanisms in ectomycorrhizal fungi” [PDF] - Anders Tunlid, Firoz Shah, César Nicolás, Dimitrios Floudas, Per PerssonEcology of Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015 (Oral presentation)

  3. Soil organic matter degradation by ectomycorrhizal fungi” [PDF] – Michiel Op De Beeck, Cesár Nicolás, Per Persson & Anders Tunlid, Ecology of Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015 (Poster)

  4. Towards linking fungal genes to chemical spectra from soil organic matter using machine learning” [PDF] – Tomas Martin-Bertelsen, Cesár Nicolás, Johan Bentzer, Tomas Johansson, Mark Smits, Per Persson, Anders Tunlid, Carl Troein, Ecology of Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015 (Poster)

  5. Evolutionary aspects of atromentin synthesis genes in Agaricomycetes” [PDF] – Dimitrios Floudas & Anders Tunlid, Ecology of Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic, Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015 (Poster)

  6. Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations results in increased CO2 emissions by priming in a temperate heathland soil” [PDF] – Per Bengtson, Sören Christensen, Mette Vestergård, Sabine Reinsch, & Per Ambus, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015 (Oral presentation)

  7. Nitrogen and carbon dynamics in the mycorrhizosphere of an organic forest soil” [PDF]  Tobias Rütting, Maire Holz, Per Bengtson & Leif Klemedtsson, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015 (Poster)

  8. Nitrogen availability has a strong moderating effect on CO2 emissions from soil caused by rhizosphere priming effects” [PDF]  Saeed Alaei, Birgit Wild & Per Bengtson, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015 (Poster)

  9. Towards linking fungal genes to chemical spectra from soil organic matter using machine learning” [PDF] – Tomas Martin-Bertelsen, César Nicolás, Johan Bentzer, Per Persson, Anders Tunlid & Carl Troein, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015 (Poster)

  10. Fungal decomposition of dissolved organic matter from forest soils” [PDF]  Tao Wang, Per Persson & Anders Tunlid, 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Göttingen, Germany, September 20-24, 2015 (Poster)

  11. Fenton reactions in presence of fungal metabolites and iron oxides”  Gry Lyngsie, Lelde Krumina & Per Persson, 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 16-21, 2015 (Poster)

  12. Natural organic matter adsorption on iron oxides: surface composition as a function of time, pH and concentration” [PDF] – Zhaomo Tian, Gry Lyngsie & Per Persson, 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 16-21, 2015 (Poster)

  13. Soil organic matter degradation by ectomycorrhizal fungi – the spatial scales of oxidative degradation” [PDF] – Michiel Op De Beeck, César Nicolás, Per Persson & Anders Tunlid, Eighth International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8), Northern Arizona University, USA, August 3–7, 2015 (Poster)

  14. Linking genomes, transcriptomes, and spectroscopy provides insights into the litter decomposing mechanisms in ectomycorrhizal fungi” [PDF] – Francois Rineau, Firoz Shah, John Colpaert, Jaco Vangronsveld & Anders Tunlid, Eighth International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8), Northern Arizona University, USA, August 3–7, 2015 (Oral presentation)

  15. Decomposition of soil organic matter by ectomycorrhizal fungi studied by infrared spectroscopy” [PDF] – César Nicolás, Anders Tunlid & Per Persson, EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2015 in Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015 (Poster)

  16. Decoupling of soil C and N mineralization by labile C inputs explain high C sequestration rates in response to N fertilization” [PDF] – Per Bengtson & Emad Ehtesham, EGU (European Geosciences Union) Genera Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015 (Poster)

  17. Trancriptomics and spectroscopy provide novel insights into the mechanisms of litter decomposition by ectomycorrhizal fungi” [PDF] – Anders Tunlid, 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, USA (Oral presentation)

  18. Evidences that a secondary metabolite is the Fe3+-reductant secreted by an ectomycorrhizal fungus during decomposition of litter material” [PDF] – Firoz Shah, Daniel Schwenk, César Nicolás, Per Persson, Dirk Hoffmeister & Anders Tunlid, 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, USA (Poster)

  19. Diarylcyclopentenone pigment biosynthesis in Paxillus involutus [PDF] – Jana Braesel, Gerald Lackner, Sebastian Götze, Firoz Shah, Anders Tunlid, Pierre Stallforth, Dirk Hoffmeister, 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, USA (Poster)

  20. Genomic mechanisms accounting for the adaptation to parasitism in nematode-trapping fungi” [PDF] – Tejashwari Meerupati, Karl Magnus Andersson, Eva Friman, Dharmendra Kumar, Anders Tunlid & Dag Ahren, 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, USA (Poster)

  21. Old dogs, new tricks: Investigating the genomics of adaptation to new niches within the Serpulaceae” [PDF] – Jaqueline Hess, Björn Canbäck, Sudhagar Balasundaram, Dag Ahrén, Håvard Kauserud, Alexander Nederbragt, Anders Tunlid, Tomas Johansson & Inger Skrede, 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, USA (Poster)

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