All Andreas Richter articles

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    Global warming increases the diversity of active soil bacteria


    Warmer soils harbour a greater diversity of active microbes, reveals a study that represents a shift in our understanding of how microbial activity in the soil influences the global carbon cycle and possible feedback mechanisms on the climate.

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    Soil bacteria prevail despite drought conditions


    Recent research has uncovered the resilience of certain soil microorganisms in the face of increasing drought conditions. While many bacteria become inactive during dry spells, specific groups persist and even thrive.