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1829 Talk: Impacts of woodland planting and succession on soil microbes and their functioning

 

Date & Time

Date: Friday, 30 October 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Impacts of woodland planting and succession on soil microbes and their functioning

Online talk with Justin Byrne, Newcastle University

For his four year PhD, Justin has been investigating the changes that occur in soils as woodlands are planted and age. Now he is returning to talk to us again to share the results of his work and its implications for woodland planting and conservation.

How long does it take for newly planted woodland to take on the belowground characteristics of established woodland? Do we detect differences in woodland processes in woodlands of differing age or structure? What role does the relationship between plants and microbes play in understanding the impacts of woodland succession?

Justin is a 4th year PhD student finishing in 2020. His research, funded by The Woodland Trust, focuses on shedding light on the interactions between microbes and plants. Justin’s work will be of applied benefit to the Trust and contribute to our understanding of ecosystem succession and ageing.

Watch this talk from the comfort of home on the NHSN Youtube Channel, premiering Friday 30 October 18.29.

Watch the talk here