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Grants:"Impacts of Global Climate Change on Soil Bacterial Communities and Functional Biodiversity in Pine Plantations.", Australian Research Council, , 2006 - 2008
Questions addressed:How does an increase in atmospheric CO2-levels influence pnat growth and diversity, soil fertility and species abundance in soil microbial communities in a pine plantation?
ProtocolSamples will be taken at two depths (0-10cm and 10-20 cm) in all the plots (ambient and enriched CO2-levels) in fertilized and unfertilized portions in July 2006.
Sampling will be performed with a soil auger (7 cm diameter), samples will be frozen and sent to Brisbane. Laboratory work will be carried out at griffith University, Brisbane.
Sample size: 1 bulk sample + 2 rhizosphere samples of each portion.