I am now working on the effect of climate change on ecosystem functioning, using the ecotron infrastructure built by UHasselt (Belgium). I am especially interested in the role of soil microbes in the response of ecosystem processes to climate change. I am also building a complementary, international and interdisciplinary research network (climatologists, ecologists, soil food web specialists, modellers, hydrologists, environmental economists...) to approach this issue in the most holistic manner as possible. I am also involved in the following projects:
- FACCE INTENSE, where we explore the use of marginal land to produce biomass by using different types of sustainable amendments.
- ECOCITIES, where we measure the ecosystem services produced by green roofs and green walls.