Joint Experiment

The several partners of Eco-Serve engage in joint activities. One of those is a Joint Experiment aimed to investigate the effects of ecological intensification on the resilience and resistance of soil functions to climate change. During fall-winter 2015 Soil Monoliths or Terrestrial Model Ecosystems (TMEs) were extracted in Switzerland, Portugal and France. All TMEs were transported to Portugal to be incubated under various soil moisture conditions  while plant, animal, microbial and abiotic parameters are monitored.