Wednesday, February 19, 2020
the EUdaphobase project
Biologists and data experts from 30 European countries gathered at Senckenberg Research in Frankfurt to translate data into knowledge to protect soil function and biodiversity. The meeting was organised by COST Action EUdaphobase. Seven groups are working on a wide range of themes such as data harmonization and collection, identifying ecological traits from soil organisms, creating user-friendly interfaces for the edaphobase data warehouse, improving data modelling and assessment and for the first time combining microbiological and micro/meso-fauna data. The Irish representative from UL, Dr Achim Schmalenberger is involved in the working group that deals with the challenge to import environmental and sequencing data from microbiological analyses from across Europe into edaphobase.