decomposition

Burst Hope: No chance for environment-relieving plastic decomposition by bacteria

Our waters are polluted with microplastics. Whether it’s fibres from fleece pullovers, plastic pellets from toothpaste or disintegrating plastic bags and…

Researchers reveal mechanisms for regulating temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decompos

The regulatory mechanisms involved in the temperature sensitivity of SOM decomposition has been a topic of great interest among the global change research…

Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation

Hitherto, the direct synthetic route is mainly achieved by the supported Pd-based catalysts. The major problem associated with that is related to the low…

Study helps assess impact of temperature on belowground soil decomposition

The research, led by U.S. Forest Service Research Ecologist Dr. Christian Giardina, with the agency’s Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Pacific Southwest…

New study reveals the effect of habitat fragmentation on the forest carbon cycle

Forests around the world have become increasingly fragmented, and in the UK three quarters of woodland area lie within 100 metres of the forest edge. It has…

Termites, fungi and climate change

For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the dominant factor in determining the rate of wood decomposition worldwide. Decomposition matters…

Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors — from levels of fungal…

The tiniest greenhouse gas emitters

A new study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna shows that these feedbacks may be less dire than…

Global Warming Is Changing Organic Matter in Soil

Scientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough have published research findings in the prestigious journal, Nature Geoscience, that show global warming…

Ripe Fruit Preferred

Fall, the season of colors: Leaves turn red, yellow, and brown. The disappearance of the color green and the simultaneous appearance of these other colors are…