Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry


Participants : Jérôme Harmand, Alain Rapaport.

This fundamental research project aims at better understanding the functional microbial soil ecosystems with respect to the turnover of soil organic matter (SOM). More specifically, we aim at evaluating the role of the microbial diversity in transforming SOM, in order to better manage the carbon in its biochemical global cycle within agro-ecosystems. This project must deliver new insights for managing agricultural productivity (allow better agricultural practices) while maintaining a high quality of soil over the long term.

The results obtained within the E-MICRAM project turn out to be of direct interest for the DIMIMOS project (see Section 7.6 ).