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Soil Ecology

Welcome to the Soil Ecology. The aim of our research is to advance understanding of the diversity and interactions of soil organisms with their environment, and how this affects above- and below-ground ecological processes. In particular, we are interested in the effects of human activity, for example soil management and climate change impacts, on soil organisms and the delivery of ecosystem services important for agricultural and silvicultural production. Such ecosystem services include biological control, soil carbon storage and nutrient cycling. We take a broad approach to research, utilising metagenomics, glasshouse experiments, and field studies.

We welcome you to look at the video below and read about the researchersand the research projects we are involved in.

Let's Talk About Soil - English from IASS Vimeo Channel on Vimeo.

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world and why we should care about it. It covers the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.

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Contact information

Katarina Hedlund
Professor
Biodiversity

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 98
E-mail: Katarina [dot] Hedlund [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se