Increase in woody plants alter soil microbial communities in alpine ecosystems

Last updated 27th Feb 2020
Follow pinboard


A pinboard by Courtney Collins

Postdoc, University of Colorado

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)


Alpine woody plants and soil microbes aka: 'AWESOM' is a global collaborative project examining the impacts of climate and woody plant range expansion on alpine soil microbial communities. Our network spans 13 sites, 10 countries, and 4 continents

Mountainous regions of the world are getting warmer at a very fast pace due to climate change. Because of this, woody plants, such as shrubs and trees, are moving upwards in elevation, a phenomenon...