Contributions invited for “Remote sensing techniques for assessing soil erosion” session (SSS2.3) at EGU 2019

10th December 2018

The Society recently received an email from Miguel A. Campo-Bescós, Public University of Navarre, Spain, Irene Marzolff, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Saskia Foerster, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Dear colleagues,

Hidden giants in forest soils

21st November 2018

A surprising wealth of novel giant viruses has been found in a soil ecosystem

Only a fraction of the microbes residing in, on and around soils have been identified through efforts to understand their contributions to global nutrient cycles. Soils are also home to countless viruses that can infect microbes, impacting their ability to regulate these global cycles. Giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem.