Current research projects where we address dispersal of soil organisms both on a local scale but also on a long range scale
Diversity in agricultural landscapes depends largely to the conservation of small landscape elements that as habitats to plant and animal communities contributes to the diversity in the landscape. In a trans-disciplinary project ecological modelling and ecological aspects are assessed to evaluate the effect of landscape structure on the biodiversity of plants, pollinators and natural enemies of agricultural pests. We focus on the ecosystem services provided by predatory insects and spiders. Managing sustainable levels of natural predators in the agricultural landscape is a task that has grown in interest both as a task for regulating pest insects but also in increasing the biodiversity in these landscapes. Movements of insects and spiders are key features that we study to be able to predict the assurance of ecosystem services in agriculture.
Colonisation and dispersal of Arctic invertebrates - This project is a part of a 4 year collaboration between Lund university and the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, in which the PhD student Maria Ingimarsdottir studies the invertebrate diversity and succession on nunataks on Iceland, as glaciers on Iceland are retreating due to global warming. We are focussing on the processes that determine the diversity of these communities, that are presently completely unknown, but recent theories on metacommunity dynamics can be used to predict local and regional patterns of diversity. Field work on Iceland has started now in June 2008.
The project “Dispersal and geneflow of soil animals” deals with long range and short range dispersal of soil insects over the Arctic. At long range dispersal, the colonisation after the last glaciation has be studied with genetic markers of collembolans and routes of colonisation can be predicted.
(fetched from Lund University's publications database)
- Agricultural Land Use Determines the Trait Composition of Ground Beetle Communities.
- Contrasting effects of field boundary management on three pollinator groups
- How does tillage intensity affect soil organic carbon? A systematic review protocol
- The benefits of systematic mapping to evidence-based environmental management
- Which agricultural management interventions are most influential on soil organic carbon (using time series data)?
- Agricultural management reduces emergence of pollen beetle parasitoids
- Captured metagenomics: large-scale targeting of genes based on 'sequence capture' reveals functional diversity in soils.
- Crop rotations including ley and manure can promote ecosystem services in conventional farming systems
- Disentangling plant and soil microbial controls on carbon and nitrogen loss in grassland mesocosms
- Intensive agriculture reduces soil biodiversity across Europe
- MetCap: a bioinformatics probe design pipeline for large-scale targeted metagenomics
- NBSPred: A support vector machine-based high throughput pipeline for plant resistance protein NBSLRR prediction.
- Niche separation of pollen beetle parasitoids
- On the value of soil biodiversity and ecosystem services
- Valuing Supporting Soil Ecosystem Services in Agriculture: A Natural Capital Approach
- What are the effects of agricultural management on soil organic carbon in boreo-temperate systems?
- Above- and below-ground interactions with agricultural management: Effects of soil microbial communities on barley and aphids
- Food sources of early colonising arthropods: The importance of allochthonous input
- Indicators and trade-offs of ecosystem services in agricultural soils along a landscape heterogeneity gradient
- Landscape-scale crop diversity interacts with local management to determine ground beetle diversity
- Managing soil natural capital: An effective strategy for mitigating future agricultural risks?
- What are the effects of agricultural management on soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks?
- Corridor or drift fence? The role of medial moraines for fly dispersal over glacier
- Ekosystemtjänster i det skånska jordbrukslandskapet
- Food web assembly in isolated habitats: A study from recently emerged nunataks, Iceland
- Indicators of soil ecosystem services in conventional and organic arable fields along a gradient of landscape heterogeneity in southern Sweden
- Organic amendment and fungal species in combination can alter collembolan fitness
- Soil food web properties explain ecosystem services across European land use systems
- The effects of 55 years of different inorganic fertiliser regimes on soil properties and microbial community composition
- Divergent composition but similar function of soil food webs of individual plants: plant species and community effects
- Influences of space, soil, nematodes and plants on microbial community composition of chalk grassland soils
- Plant species influence microbial diversity and carbon allocation in the rhizosphere
- Changes in Membrane Phospholipids as a Mechanistic Explanation for Decreased Freeze Tolerance in Earthworms Exposed to Sublethal Copper Concentrations
- Diversity of bacteria associated with grassland soil nematodes of different feeding groups.
- Seasonal changes in lipid composition and glycogen storage associated with freeze-tolerance of the earthworm, Dendrobaena octaedra
- Carbon routes from decomposing plant residues and living roots into soil food webs assessed with C-13 labelling
- Dietary switching of collembola in grassland soil food webs
- Effect of earthworms and incorporation of grass on Plasmodiophora brassicae
- Life-history traits of soil collembolans in relation to food quality
- Long-term organic farming fosters below and aboveground biota: Implications for soil quality, biological control and productivity
- More biodiversity at less cost: an integrated ecological-economic approach to preservation of small landscape elements
- Carbon addition alters vegetation composition on ex-arable fields
- Cold acclimation and lipid composition in the earthworm Dendrobaena octaedra
- Long-term effectiveness of sowing high and low diversity seed mixtures to enhance plant community development on ex-arable fields
- Soil enzyme activities, microbial community composition and function after 47 years of continuous green manuring
- Diversity of soil mite communities when managing plant communities on set-aside arable land
- Long-term effects of short-term perturbation in a subalpine grassland
- Microarthropods mediate sperm transfer in mosses
- Plant species and functional group effects on abiotic and microbial soil properties and plant-soil feedback responses in two grasslands
- Fungal diversity in set-aide agricultural soil investigated using terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism
- Management of plant communities on set-aside land and its effects on earthworm communities
- The influence of collembolans and earthworms on AM fungal mycelium
- Trophic interactions in changing landscapes: responses of soil food webs
- Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and soil decomposer food webs
- Drought acclimation and lipid composition in Folsomia candida: implications for cold shock, heat shock and acute desiccation stress
- Mycorrhizal colonization of plants in set-aside agricultural land
- Soil microbial community structure in relation to vegetation management on former agricultural land
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