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MICCS

Molecular Interactions Controlling Soil Carbon Sequestration

The research program “Molecular Interactions Controlling soil Carbon Sequestration – MICCS”, 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 SOM 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 the atmospheric carbon dioxide level and thus the Earth's climate.


The MICSS research environment consists of a cross-disciplinary 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 levels of complexity and across a range of spatial scales, from molecular processes in tightly controlled lab-based model systems to the full complexity at field sites. We use cutting-edge technologies including spectroscopic and scattering methods, transcriptome profiling, isotope labelling, and systems biology analysis and modeling. The MICCS facilities include in-house state-of-the-art laboratories for microbial micro- and mesocosm experiments, and for Infrared and Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. We also have access to synchrotron techniques at the new MAX IV facility, in Lund.

MICCS concept figure

Recent publications

All project publications at Lund University Publication Database

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People involved

Senior staff
Postdocs and Researchers
PhD Students
Technical Staff

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MAX IV

LINXS - WORKING GROUP ON X-RAY AND NEUTRON IMAGING APPLICATIONS IN SOIL SCIENCES