Our prototype is ready for a first pilot-project
Understanding the influence of the soil biodiversity, especially the diversity of soil fungi, on the carbon storage in the arctic region is the ALTER project's objective. The project is established on the long-term field experiment close to Abisko, in the alpine tundra of Sweden. It is gathering researchers from several research centres from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland. To research the ability of fungi to fix carbon in the soil and functional diversity, the researchers measure soil enzyme activity using Digit Soil's prototype. As fungi often depend on specific plant communities and soil management, this type of research is crucial to understand how we could influence carbon storage in soils to mitigate climate change.