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Biologisk Institut, Terrestrial EcologyUniversitetsparken 15, Bygning 1, 2. sal,DK-2100 København Ø
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I deal with the dynamics of the decomposition process in soil and the interaction of the responsible organisms (bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes). Main foci are (i) the spatial pattern of organic matter and oxygen availability and (ii) importance of diversity among decomposer organisms for stability of the decomposition towards disturbance. At the population level current work is on resource allocation from plants to above- and below ground organisms. At the system level projects currently deal with increased CO2 and rhizodeposition, as well as variability of plant residues in organic farming. Earlier work has given experience in mechanisms governing trace gas production from soil micro-organisms.