Project EarthShape Chile 2 – Connecting the green and the grey world - an experimental approach to separating climate,…

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Acronym:
EarthShape Chile 2
Title:
Connecting the green and the grey world - an experimental approach to separating climate, vegetation and geochemical effects on nutrient cycling along a climate gradient
Duration:
01/01/2019 to 31/01/2022
Abstract / short description:
This project is a direct follow-up on project 11 (entitled 'Connecting the green and the grey world') from Phase 1 of EarthShape and will contribute to EarthShape Cluster 1 (Micro-biota as the 'weathering engine') and Cluster 2 (Bio-mediated redistribution of material within the weathering zone). Collaborations established in Phase 1 (e.g. plant response to drought depending on nutrient availablility) will be continued, linking geoecology/soil science, geochemistry and plant ecology. By adressing the explicit role of biota (plants, soild microorganisms, and herbivores) in nutrient cycling, we will reveal their potential role as 'weathering engine' which is a backbone of EarthShape. Furthermore, outreach activities startet in Phase 1 will continue including installing educational trails at our two experimental sites in cooperation with the park managers. Along the trails, bi-lingual (Spanish & English) information boards will show EarthShape and our research activities to park visitors.
Keywords:
field experiments
Feldversuche
climate change
Klimawandel
ecology
Ökologie
education
Erziehung
plants
Pflanzen
soil science
Bodenkunde

Staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science
Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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