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Title: Research Leader
Expertise: climate and soil carbon stores
Prof Phil Ineson carries out research into the relationships between climate and soil carbon stores, the role of soils in producing 'greenhouse gases' and the potential impacts of future atmospheric CO2 levels on soil processes.
The work has also provided interesting insights into how soil fauna will respond to future climates and the nature of the soil bacteria that 'drive' major methane and trace gas fluxes.
Stable isotopes are an important tool in Prof Ineson's studies and are currently being used by his group to study biogeochemical cycles and trophic interactions in soils.
Research activities include:
i) relationships between climate and soil carbon stores
ii) the role of soils in producing 'greenhouse gases'
iii) potential impacts of future atmospheric CO2 levels on soil processes
Biotic carbon feedbacks in a materially closed soil–vegetation–atmosphere system (Journal article - 2012)
Fast assimilate turnover revealed by in situ 13CO2 pulse-labelling in Subarctic tundra (Journal article - 2012)
Tracing photosynthetic isotope discrimination from leaves to soil (Journal article - 2010)
Dynamics and pathways of autotrophic and heterotrophic soil CO2 efflux revealed by forest girdling (Journal article - 2010)
The ‘overflow tap’ theory: linking GPP to forest soil carbon dynamics and the mycorrhizal component (Conference paper - 2010)
The Global Carbon Cycle: It’s a Small World (Conference paper - 2010)
Rhizosphere activity and methane oxidation in a temperate forest soil (Proceedings - 2010)
A new method for using 18O trace ozone deposition (Journal article - 2009)