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Programme Research

Award Holders

 

 


 

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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.

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NERC GST Code

Principal Investigator

Affiliation

2105

Dr Mark Blaxter

University of Edinburgh

Development of a molecular barcode system for soil nematode identification.

2108

Prof Peter Young

University of York

Function and taxonomic diversity of mycorrhizas in grassland.

2109

Dr Peter Millard

MLURI, Aberdeen

Management of Field Experiments at Sourhope.

2111

Dr Clare Robinson

King's College, London

Biodiversity of saprotrophic fungi of grassland in relation to their function

2113

Dr Phil Murray

IGER North Wyke, Devon

Biodiversity of invertebrate root feeders and their impact on soil microbial communities.

2115

Prof Phil Ineson

University of York

Soil faunal biodiversity and carbon cycling.

2116

Dr Ian Head

University of Newcastle

Effects of soil improvement treatments on bacterial community structure and function.

2117

Dr Jonathan Leake

University of Sheffield

The effects of mycorrhizal mycelium on the diversity, biomass and functioning of soil microbial communities and its role in carbon and nutrient cycles.

2118

Prof Jim Prosser

University of Aberdeen

The influence of land-use management practices on species and functional biodiversity of nitrite oxidising bacteria and nitrification and denitrification processes.

2119

Prof John Lawton

NERC Centre for Population, Imperial College at Silwood Park.

Soil biodiversity, carbon and nitrogen fluxes in replicate, model Sourhope ecosystems: an Ecotron experiment.

2125

Dr Anne Glover

University of Aberdeen

What is the link between microbial diversity and soil resilience?

2127

Prof Donald Davidson

University of Stirling

Interactions of soil biodiversity, micromorphology, structure and organic matter.

2129

Prof David Hopkins

University of Stirling

Earthworm diversity and the integration of physical, biochemical and microbiological functions.

2130

Dr Bland Finlay

CEH Windermere, Cumbria

Soil Protozoan Diversity and its role in Carbon and Nitrogen turnover.

2133

Dr Richard Bardgett

University of Lancaster

The relationship between diversity, biomass and function of soil microarthropod communities.

2136

Dr Mark Bailey

CEH Oxford

Establishing the link between functional and total bacterial diversity, its response to perturbation and effect upon carbon flux to other trophic levels.

2138

Prof Elizabeth Wellington

University of Warwick

Assessment of chitin decomposer diversity: the role of actinomycetes and other bacteria in C and N cycling in limed and unlimed grasslands.

2642

Dr Andy Meharg

CEH Monks Wood, Cambs

Towards a quantitative analysis of soil food-web structure and function at the ecosystem scale.

2645

Dr Helaina Black

CEH Lancaster, Cumbria

Diversity and functional activity of Enchytraeidae in an upland pasture.