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WP2 Task 4: Ecotron tests of adaptive capacity of soil-plant systems when exposed to CC stressors.

Task description:

Determination of adaptive capacity of the soil-plant system under manipulated CC stressors.

DTU & SLU: Mesocosm test of intact soil columns selected from LTEs will be carried out using an ecotron facility with combined atmospheric CO2 and O3 concentrations and temperature settings according to IPCC foresights and include water stress manipulations.

Columns will be taken from LTEs at SLU (e.g. stockless arable cropping systems with/without perennial legume-grass mixtures as part of the rotation or tillage treatments) (T2.1) to an ecotron at DTU.

The hypothesis is that CS systems with greater SOM formation increase adaptability driven by inclusion of perennials and/or reduced tillage.

Measurements include SOM turnover, based on the assumption that priming of SOM decomposition is a dominant process under future climatic conditions reducing the potential CS adaptability using management options like a higher level of perennials in rotations and/or reduced tillage operations.

ETH & INRA will be involved in the planning for linking ecotron experiments to soil-crop models (WP4).

Task leader: DTU, partners involved: Agroscope-ETH, INRA, SLU – Duration: M01 – M36