Changes of soil microbes related with carbon and nitrogen cycling

  • Rising atmospheric CO2 concentration may lead to an increased input of available C from plants to the soil through rhizodeposition and may affect soil microbes with implications for the interaction between the C- and N-cycling.


  • Changes of soil functional microbes associated with C-and N-cycling under long term elevated CO2 level (eCO2) suggest concomitant alterations of microbial biomass, N availability and gaseous N emissions.