MSc Zrim Jure

30000 €

The short-term and long-term effects of biochar and other soil amendment materials on soil biota

Tieteellinen tutkimus / siihen pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

Biochar as a soil amendment shows promising results in improving soil and crop quality and increasing crop yields, however, there is a lack of field-scale evidence of its effects on soil biota. Hence, in this proposal, the objective is to study short and long-term underlying processes in biochar amended soils and their effects on earthworms and microbial community composition, and greenhouse gas emissions. While all the data is already collected, and one manuscript will be submitted shortly, data for the two remaining manuscripts still has to be analyzed and the results need to be published.