Daniela Guasconi

Daniela Guasconi

PhD student

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Works at Department of Physical Geography
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room V 415
Postal address Inst för naturgeografi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD student at the department of Physical Geography
Member of the Bolin Centre for climate research, research areas 4 (biogeochemical cycles and climate) and 8 (biodiversity and climate)

My research aims to gain understanding of the biotic and abiotic processes that regulate carbon storage in grasslands, and of how and if carbon amendments can be used to increase resilience to drought in swedish semi-natural grasslands. 
My focus is on the role of belowground biodiversity. I plan to try and quantify the variability in root traits, and analyze microbial species richness with DNA barcoding techniques.

Through this project I hope to be able to shed some light on belowground biodiversity and on the role of roots and soil-dwelling organisms in ecosystem functioning, while at the same time developing an easily applicable method for increasing soil carbon storage.

Last updated: May 23, 2019

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