Lars Arne Meier
SSS Soil System Sciences
The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Lars Arne Meier for the poster/PICO entitled:
Soil micromorphology, geochemistry and microbiology at two sites on James Ross Island, Maritime Antarctica (Meier, L. A.; Krauze, P.; Prater, I.; Scholten, T.; Wagner, D.; Kühn, P.; Mueller, C. W.)
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I am a first year doctoral student at the chair of Soil Science and Geomorphology at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. The topic of our project aims at responses of Antarctic soils to changing environmental conditions. Therefore we are about to set up an Environmental Simulation Experiment (EnviSimEx). During this experiment, we will expose soil samples from James Ross Island, Maritime Antacrica, to different freezethaw-cycles and moisture contents to see how soil formation and soil microorganisms react. This project combines soil physical, soil chemical, micromorphological and microbiological methods.
This poster provides information about the current state of soil formation and microbial diversity of soils from James Ross Island. This knowledge is crucial to understand the future impact of climate change on soils from the Eastern Antarctic Peninsula.