Long-term CO₂ injection and its impact on near-surface soil microbiology

Gwosdz, Simone, West, Julia M., Jones, David, Rakoczy, Jana, Green, Kay, Barlow, Tom, Blöthe, Marco, Smith, Karon L., Steven, Michael D. and Krüger, Martin (2016) Long-term CO₂ injection and its impact on near-surface soil microbiology. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (12). fiw193/1-fiw193/10. ISSN 1574-6941

Full text not available from this repository.


Impacts of long-term CO₂ exposure on environmental processes and microbial populations of near-surface soils are poorly understood. This near-surface long-term CO₂ injection study demonstrated that soil microbiology and geochemistry is influenced more by seasonal parameters than elevated CO₂. Soil samples were taken during a 3-year field experiment including sampling campaigns before, during and after 24 months of continuous CO₂ injection. CO₂ concentrations within CO₂-injected plots increased up to 23% during the injection period. No CO₂ impacts on geochemistry were detected over time. In addition, CO₂ exposed samples did not show significant changes in microbial CO₂ and CH₄ turnover rates compared to reference samples. Likewise, no significant CO₂-induced variations were detected for the abundance of Bacteria, Archaea (16S rDNA) and gene copy numbers of the mcrA gene, Crenarchaeota and amoA gene. The majority (75%–95%) of the bacterial sequences were assigned to five phyla: Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Acidobacteria and Bacteroidetes. The majority of the archaeal sequences (85%–100%) were assigned to the thaumarchaeotal cluster I.1b (soil group). Univariate and multivariate statistical as well as principal component analyses showed no significant CO₂-induced variation. Instead, seasonal impacts especially temperature and precipitation were detected.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/825465
Keywords: CCS; CO₂-leakage; Bacteria; Archaea; qPCR; pyrosequencing
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw193
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 14:50
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:18
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47911

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View