An innovative and expert team of researchers, academic staff and students providing key solutions in Applied Ecology, Resource Management and Past Environments. CERIS focusses on solutions for the management of land, water, natural resources and for the development of alternative energy technologies.
Current Projects 2023
Microbial and Metabolite Indicators for Soil Health
Project mission : To build on previously collected Irish soil data to provide a detailed characterisation of soil microbial bio- and metabolite diversity, allowing the identification of novel chemical and biological indicators which can be developed and implemented as part of a modern soil quality monitoring programme.
Objective 1 – Obtain representative sets of soil samples from six key land-use types across the west and northwest of Ireland
Objective 2 – Characterise the current state of soil microbial biodiversity across multiple land-use sites in Ireland
Objective 3 – Characterise the current state of soil health across multiple land-use sites in Ireland using advance metabolomics tools.
Objective 5 – Build a soil microbial biodiversity/omics database and map for Ireland
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