Dr. Verlinden Melanie was appointed as technical assistant for a short period of time to support the measurement campaign in French Guyana.
Joke Van den Bergejoke.email@example.com
I coordinate and support the field studies and researchers in French-Guyana.
Dr. Balzarolo ManuelaManuela.Balzarolo@uantwerpen.be
Expert in remote sensing, ecological modelling, ecosystem carbon and water dymanics
Dr. Sebastian WienekeSebastian.Wieneke@uantwerpen.be
In my studies I focus on developing new methods to assess the photosynthetic energy balance by using remotely sensed sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and gas-exchange measurements.
Dr. Marcos Fernández-Martínezmarcos.firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior coordinator of the IMBALANCE-P
My main contribution to the IMBALANCE-P project is to gather, ensemble and analyse different ecological databases with the aim of studying the effect of nutrient availability, biodiversity and climate on forest features, productivity and carbon balance from a macroecological perspective.
I will study microbe mediated soil nutrient cycling in tropical and arctic ecosystems.
Irene Ramírez RojasIrene.RamirezRojas@uantwerpen.be
Soil microbial community composition
Dr. Yongshuo Fu
Dr. Laynara Figueiredo LugliIf313@exeter.ac.uk
Post doc working working on root identification and characterization in response to fertilizer treatments. Responsible for the root sampling during the wet and dry season measuring campaigns of 2019 in French Guiana.
Greenhouse gas emissions, soil nitrogen cycle and soil microbial communities responses to different agricultural management practices
Dr. Marta Camino (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
My work focuses on improving the representation of soil C dynamics in the soil module of the land surface model ORCHIDEE. More specifically, I am implementing and validating a new representation of the leaching of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from soil into rivers and of 13C in soil.
Former collaborator at the University of Antwerp
Dr. Matteo Campioli (Antwerp University)firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant growth, net primary production and ecosystem C allocation.
Dr. Elodie Courtois (Antwerp University)email@example.com
Niki Leblans (Antwerp University)Niki.firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD student working in Iceland. My research focuses on warming impact on grassland ecosystem functioning, plant phenology response to warming and stoichiometry changes in plants along temperature gradients.
Worked on root and soil sampling during the wet season campaign of 2019 in French Guiana. Analysed soil samples for microbial biomass and nutrient turnover rates.
Dr. Guille Peguero (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Within IMBALANCE-P I’m going to study the bottom-up effects of nutrient imbalances at local and regional scales on the composition and phylogenetic structure of soil mesofaunal communities.
I’d like to take advantage of recently developed metabarcoding techniques to uncover cryptic diversity and to infer potential mechanisms of community assemblage in poorly known taxonomic groups such as springtails and mites.
Dr. Jennifer Soong (Antwerp University)Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil organic matter formation and decomposition, plant-soil-atmosphere carbon transfer, and soil C-N-P relationships.
Dr. Clément Stahl (Antwerp University)Clement.Stahl@ecofog.gf
Responsible for the ecosystem and ecosystem ghg flux measurements at the sites.
Leandro Van Langenhove (Antwerp University)email@example.com
N2 fixation in Guiana.
Dr. Sara Vicca (Antwerp University)firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbon allocation research in French Guyana.
Lore Verryckt (Antwerp University)email@example.com
I will measure leaf level gas exchange and simulate plot level photosynthesis to study aboveground respiration and tree carbon allocation.
Dr. Erik Verbruggen (Antwerp University)firstname.lastname@example.org
Mycorrhizal diversity and functioning.
Dr. James Weedon (Antwerp University)email@example.com
I will conduct research into the effects of variation in nutrient status, climate and microsite characteristics on soil microbial communities and the functions they perform.
Kevin Van Sundertkevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
My PhD project is called ‘Elucidating the role of nutrient availability and mycorrhizae in the drought response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling’. It includes field work at drought experiments in Austria and Germany and a meta-analysis.
Bart De Roeck
Steven Dauwe (Antwerp University)Steven.email@example.com
N-addition experiment in Iceland. Interactive effects of temperature and N addition on ecosystem functioning.