|Below is a list of the successful award holders their
affiliation and the title of their research, which the Soil Biodiversity steering
committee has agreed to fund.
on the name or number (where active) to link to find out more about their research
Development of a
molecular barcode system for soil nematode identification.
Function and taxonomic
diversity of mycorrhizas in grassland.
Management of Field
Experiments at Sourhope.
saprotrophic fungi of grassland in relation to their function
invertebrate root feeders and their impact on soil microbial communities.
Soil faunal biodiversity
and carbon cycling.
Effects of soil
improvement treatments on bacterial community structure and function.
The effects of
mycorrhizal mycelium on the diversity, biomass and functioning of soil microbial
communities and its role in carbon and nutrient cycles.
The influence of land-use
management practices on species and functional biodiversity of nitrite oxidising bacteria
and nitrification and denitrification processes.
Soil biodiversity, carbon
and nitrogen fluxes in replicate, model Sourhope ecosystems: an Ecotron experiment.
What is the link between
microbial diversity and soil resilience?
Interactions of soil
biodiversity, micromorphology, structure and organic matter.
Earthworm diversity and
the integration of physical, biochemical and microbiological functions.
Soil Protozoan Diversity and
its role in Carbon and Nitrogen turnover.
The relationship between
diversity, biomass and function of soil microarthropod communities.
Establishing the link
between functional and total bacterial diversity, its response to perturbation and effect
upon carbon flux to other trophic levels.
Assessment of chitin
decomposer diversity: the role of actinomycetes
and other bacteria in C and N cycling in limed and unlimed grasslands.
Towards a quantitative analysis of soil food-web
structure and function at the ecosystem scale.
Diversity and functional activity of Enchytraeidae in an upland pasture.