The objective of WG2 will be to review and analyse existing global SOM models and to analyse their potentials and limitations for inclusion of soil fauna effects. One subtask will be the development of soil fauna-related sub models and implementation into global models of SOM dynamics, and to analyse the major limitations, such as lack of coherent complementary site conditions (e.g. soils), multifactor issues and replication, and spatial and biotic interaction processes. Improved integration of experiments, especially in the field and modelling will be sought.
Working group leader: Dr Sébastien Barot, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France, firstname.lastname@example.org