CRC Host University & Funding
The Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva) of the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere
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...
Geesink P., Tyc O., Küsel K., Taubert M., van de Velde C., Kumar S., Garbeva P. (2018) Growth promotion and inhibition induced by interactions of groundwater bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology: fiy164. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy164.
Nawaz A., Purahong W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Wubet T., Buscot F. (2018) First insights into the living groundwater mycobiome of the terrestrial biogeosphere. Water Research 145: 50-61. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.07.067.