Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Participants : Jérôme Harmand, Alain Rapaport.
This fundamental research project aims at better understanding of functional microbial soil ecosystems with respect to the turnover of soil organic matter (SOM). More specifically, we aim at evaluating the role of the microbial diversity in transforming SOM, in order to better manage the carbon in its biochemical global cycle within agro-ecosystems. This project must deliver new insights for managing agricultural productivity (allow better agricultural practices) while maintaining a high quality of soil over the long term.