HoliSoils: Testing microbial biodiversity in transient conditions
Title: HoliSoils: Testing microbial biodiversity in transient conditions
SNIC Project: SNIC 2022/22-715
Project Type: SNIC Small Compute
Principal Investigator: Swamini Khurana <swamini.khurana@natgeo.su.se>
Affiliation: Stockholms universitet
Duration: 2022-08-08 – 2023-03-01
Classification: 10503
Homepage: https://holisoils.eu/
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Abstract

Under the purview of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project HoliSoils, we aim to gain an understanding of how diverse microbial communities influence carbon consumption in European forest soils. We undertake this task by analyzing large scale environmental datasets. Also, we plan to carry out numerical simulations to analyze even a wider variety of scenarios. We estimate that we will need to carry out ~100,000 simulations for this project in order to develop a holistic understanding of the interaction between microbial diversity and soil functions. Thus, we require additional computing resources hosted by the National Supercomputing Centre.