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The Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva) of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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The CRC AquaDiva focuses on the important roles of water (Aqua) and biodiversity (Diva) for shaping the structure, properties and functions of the subsurface, the part of the Earth's Critical Zone (CZ) that begins below the highest density of plant roots and extends down into the first aquifers.

We seek to answer fundamental questions about the subsurface: What biota live there? How do they interact with and reflect their environment? How do they reflect surface properties? Answers are required to understand how increasing human activities impact this zone and the services it provides. Read more...

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Recent publications

Rughöft, S., Herrmann M., Lazar C.S., Cesarz S., Levick S.R., Trumbore S.E. and Küsel K. 2016. Community Composition and Abundance of Bacterial, Archaeal and Nitrifying Populations in Savanna Soils on Contrasting Bedrock Material in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Frontiers Microbiology, terrestrical Microbiology. in press


Crecelius, A.C., Vitza, J., Näthe, K., Meyer, S., Michalzik, B., Schubert, U.S. 2016. Effect of ecosystem type and fire on chemistry of WEOM as measured by LDI-TOF-MS and NMR. Talanta. in press


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