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The Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva) of the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

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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...

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Recent Publications

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2019) DNA and RNA derived fungal communities in subsurface aquifers only partly overlap but react similarly to environmental factors. Microorganisms 7(9): 341. Doi: 10.3390/microorganisms7090341.

Viehweger A., Krautwurst S., Lamkiewicz K., Madhugiri R., Ziebuhr J., Hölzer M., Marz M. (2019) Direct RNA nanopore sequencing of full-length coronavirus genomes provides novel insights into structural variants and enables modification analysis. Genome Research 29(9): 1545-1554. Doi: 10.1101/gr.247064.118.

Sieburg A., Knebl A., Jacob J.M., Frosch T. (2019) Characterization of fuel gases with fiber-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Doi: 10.1007/s00216-019-02145-x.

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