Aline Frossard


Beat Frey


Aline Frossard
Xingguo Han
Seraina Nohl


2021 - 2024

Using natural environmental GRADients to decipher the adaptation of soil microbial Communities to climATe CHange

Climate change has large effects on most biomes on Earth. This includes effects on soil microorganisms and their activity, which in turn may affect the release of greenhouse gases and the turnover of nutrients important to plants. Despite their importance, these effects are poorly understood by the scientific community. The overall aim of GRADCATCH is to unravel the effects of climate change at regional and global scales on soil microorganisms and their feedbacks on climate. To accomplish this, GRADCATCH is studying trans-continental natural gradients in aridity, latitude and altitude