Project EarthShape-Kappler – DeepEarthShape: Geomikrobiologie: eisenmetabolisierende Bakterien als treibende Kraft für die…

Basic data

Acronym:
EarthShape-Kappler
Title:
DeepEarthShape: Geomikrobiologie: eisenmetabolisierende Bakterien als treibende Kraft für die verwitterung von Silikat-Mineralen
Duration:
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2021
Abstract / short description:
Fe(II)-oxidizing and Fe(III)-reducing bacteria represent some of the few microbial processes which directly attack minerals during energy metabolism, leading to mineral break up, saprolite formation and the fixation of carbon to support a heterotrophic microbial community. Despite their potentially fundamental importance, these bacteria are often of low abundance in the environment. They also exhibit strong metabolic flexibility, therefore their role in the soil environment must be investigated through targeted approaches. As a result of this, a holistic picture of the role of Fe-metabolizing bacteria in weathering and soil formation is lacking. Here, we aim to characterize the ecology of Fe-metabolizers throughout the weathering profile, and elucidate the geological, geochemical and climatic controls which influence their weathering activity.

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Center for Applied Geoscience
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Center for Applied Geoscience
Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Help

will be deleted permanently. This cannot be undone.