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
Last week we had the opportunity to host a science discovery stage for three high school teachers. Our guests came from three local institutions: Lycée des Métiers de la Mer (Gujan-Mestras), Lycée Polyvalent Victor Louis (Talance) and Lycée General et
In the past few years, carbonyl sulphide (COS or OCS) has emerged as a new promising trace gas to estimate gross primary productivity (GPP, that is how much carbon plants can remove from the atmosphere, check this if you want
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 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!
A new discussion paper on modelling soil OCS transport and fluxes is currently under review in Biogeosciences discussion. This paper presents a steady-state model of soil OCS deposition rates and test it against previously-published datasets. See here and post your comments!