In this paper, we propose a new model that relates C18OO photosynthetic discrimination ∆18O to carbonic anhydrase (CA) activity, in order to estimate mesophyll conductance (gm) in C3 and C4 plants. Newly ∆18O-derived gm values are usually close but significantly higher (typically 20% and up to 50%) than previous stimates assuming non-limiting CA
Great ECOFUN momento from this years COSANOVA splinter meeting at the EGU conference in Vienna. There were many interesting talks on COS during the conference and a lively discussion at the splinter meeting. As you can see we all left
A new paper led by Aurore Kaisermann is currently under review in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics discussion. In this paper, we report carbonyl sulphide (COS) production and consumption rates in 27 European and Mediterranean soils and their biotic and abiotic drivers. Our main finding is
Sam’s new paper “non-destructive estimates of soil carbonic anhydrase activity and associated soil water oxygen isotope composition” is now published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. In this paper, we present a non-destructive method to retrieve simultaneously the soil carbonic anhydrase activity and
After 4 great years and playing an active role in the story of the ECOFUN team and lab, Joana sadly has to leave for pastures new. Joana has now moved on to the ECOTRON facility in Montpelier and we hope
A new paper led by Samuel Jones is currently under review in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences discussion. In this paper, we present a non-destructive method to retrieve simultaneously the soil carbonic anhydrase activity and the oxygen isotopic composition of soil water that interacts
A new paper led by our PhD student Joana Sauze on the role of pH on the carbonic anhydrase (CA) activity in soils is currently under review in Biogeosciences discussion. This paper demonstrates that soil pH is one of the
After an intense few days discussing soil microbial COS and CO18O exchange the ECOFUN team treat their guests to a night out in the beautiful Chartrons area of Bordeaux.
The EcoFun team will be well represented at the next EGU meeting held in Vienna, Austria (17-22 April 2016), with a total of six presentations, one organised session and a splinter meeting. Check out the schedule! SMP31 COSANOVA network meeting
The EcoFun team will be well represented at the next AGU meeting held in San Francisco, California (13-18 Dec 2015), with a total of four poster, four oral presentations and two primary speakers. Check out the schedule!