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This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

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VITAL

Ecosystem Service provision from coupled plant and microbial functional diversity in management grassland

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Project summary

Semi-natural grasslands (extensively managed or restored) are key elements of European landscapes providing central ecosystem services (ES) to human livelihoods. However, facing global changes European agriculture is challenged to provide multiple ES such as carbon storage, protection of water quality, economically viable production levels and biodiversity conservation. Yet, basic understanding of ecological constraints and opportunities for multifunctionality is missing. The Project VITAL aims to investigate how the coupling among plant and soil microbial biodiversity and their coupled impact on carbon and nitrogen cycles underpins the delivery of multiple ecosystem services by semi-natural grasslands. Source: VITAL project summary

Hypotheses

The delivery of multiple ecosystem services in semi-natural, and its vulnerability to changing management, can be explained by the coupling among plant and soil microbial functional diversity, and its impacts on carbon and nitrogen turnover.

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