Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Global change, plant-soil interactions and ecosystems services.
Dr Nick Ostle of CEH is an ecologist and biogeochemist interested in global change effects of land use, climate change and atmospheric deposition on biodiversity and other ecosystem services. He also has a history of work on plant-soil interactions and their influence on carbon and nitrogen cycles in peatlands and grasslands in the UK and around the world. Nick was one of the speakers at this year's inaugural Plant Science conference held at the John Innes Centre in April, designed to showcase the wealth of plants science undertaken in the UK.
You can watch the video of his talk now, made available on YouTube by the conference organisers. It includes examples of CEH's research activities which involve a combination of long term plant-soil surveys, field scale experimentation and measurements, and laboratory manipulations.