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Resilience of Soil Stoichiometry in subartic soils under Temperature-Induced Soil Carbon Losses: Where does the N go?

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 170˙121 €
 EC max contribution 170˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2019-08-31


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 Project objective

Global warming can trigger enormous releases of carbon (C) from soils, with positive feedbacks to climate change. Northern high latitude soils can constitute a major contributor to this positive feedback loop. Climate change predictions are however still largely uncertain, partly due the lack of accurate representation of vegetation and soil microbial feedbacks and C and nitrogen (N) interactions. Warming enhances microbial mineralization of soil organic matter (SOM) (i.e. soil C outputs) to a higher degree than vegetation productivity (i.e. soil C inputs), resulting in large C losses from northern soils. Pioneer results point to proportional N losses in response to warming, which may be the key to this phenomenon. This project will combine the expertise of a multidisciplinary group of leading researchers on ecosystem stoichiometry, stable N isotopic methods and applied biotechnology with the existence of unique and established research sites in geothermal systems in Iceland to reveal the fate of N lost in response to warming, and uncover the mechanisms behind observed soil C losses. StoiCa will elucidate, for first time, three key knowledge gaps: (1) the rates, forms and mechanisms of N losses from arctic soils under warming; (2) the transient- and persistent responses and the warming-induced transitions from a closed to a leaky, open N cycle; (3) the shifts towards a more symbiotic N cycle and role of thermo-adapted mycorrhiza in stimulating plant growth. This proposal directly addresses two cross-cutting priorities of sustainable development and climate action from the H2020 Work Programme. It also represents an exceptional opportunity for the candidate to acquire the essential skills that she lacks and that will convert her into a highly competitive European researcher in climate change biogeochemistry, while obtaining intersectorial capacities that will open new career avenues.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 S. Marañón-Jiménez, J. L. Soong, N. I. W. Leblans, B. D. Sigurdsson, J. Peñuelas, A. Richter, D. Asensio, E. Fransen, I. A. Janssens
Geothermally warmed soils reveal persistent increases in the respiratory costs of soil microbes contributing to substantial C losses
published pages: 245-260, ISSN: 0168-2563, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0443-0
Biogeochemistry 138/3 2020-01-27
2018 Walker TWN, Janssens IA, Weedon JT, Sigurdsson BD, Richter A, Peñuelas J, Leblans NIW, Bahn M, Bartrons M, De Jonge C, Fuchslueger L, Gargallo-Garriga A, Gunnarsdóttir GE, Marañón-Jiménez S, Oddsdóttir ES, Ostonen I, Poeplau C, Prommer J, Radujković D, Sardans J, Sigurðsson P, Soong JL, Vicca S, Wallander H, Ilieva-Makulec K, Verbruggen E.
A systemic overreaction to years versus decades of warming in a subarctic grassland ecosystem
published pages: , ISSN: 2397-334X, DOI:
Nature Ecology and Evolution 2020-01-27
2019 S. Marañón-Jiménez, J. Peñuelas, A. Richter, B.D. Sigurdsson, L. Fuchslueger, N.I.W. Leblans, I.A. Janssens
Coupled carbon and nitrogen losses in response to seven years of chronic warming in subarctic soils
published pages: 152-161, ISSN: 0038-0717, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.03.028
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 134 2020-01-27
2018 Jennifer L. Soong, Sara Marañon-Jimenez, M. Francesca Cotrufo, Pascal Boeckx, Samuel Bodé, Bertrand Guenet, Josep Peñuelas, Andreas Richter, Clément Stahl, Erik Verbruggen, Ivan A. Janssens
Soil microbial CNP and respiration responses to organic matter and nutrient additions: Evidence from a tropical soil incubation
published pages: 141-149, ISSN: 0038-0717, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.04.011
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 122 2020-01-27
2018 Joseph M. Craine, Andrew J. Elmore, Lixin Wang, Julieta Aranibar, Marijn Bauters, Pascal Boeckx, Brooke E. Crowley, Melissa A. Dawes, Sylvain Delzon, Alex Fajardo, Yunting Fang, Lei Fujiyoshi, Alan Gray, Rossella Guerrieri, Michael J. Gundale, David J. Hawke, Peter Hietz, Mathieu Jonard, Elizabeth Kearsley, Tanaka Kenzo, Mikhail Makarov, Sara Marañón-Jiménez, Terrence P. McGlynn, Brenden E. McN
Isotopic evidence for oligotrophication of terrestrial ecosystems
published pages: 1735-1744, ISSN: 2397-334X, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0694-0
Nature Ecology & Evolution 2/11 2020-01-27

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