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The project will be organised in 7 Work Packages (WP).

WP1 deals with the scientific and administrative management of the project and internal communication and WP7 covers the internal and external communication and dissemination activities.

WP2 – WP6 cover the research and development activities to be carried out to meet the objectives.

Organisation

IMPACT & EFFECT

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WP1

Objective

To ensure efficient administration and communication within the project and with the Villum foundation

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WP leader: Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

 

WP2

Objective

To develop a unique facility for deep root research (the DeepRootLab) for this project, for inspiration and for attracting cooperation with other scientists, - also after the project period.

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WP leader: Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

WP3

Objective

To develop and test new methods for studying root growth and resource uptake (water and different plant nutrients) from deep soil layers (1 to 5m depth)

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WP leader: Dorte Bodin Dresbøll

WP4

Objective

To increase our understanding of how deep rooting can be achieved, and to identify deep rooted species and cropping systems with significant root activity between 2 and 4m.

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WP leader: Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

WP5

Objective

To quantify potential use of resources from the deep soil layers by different species and cropping systems and assess the potential environmental improvements in terms of nutrient cycling

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WP leader: Kristian Thorup-Kristensen

WP6

Objective

To study the effect of deeper and more permanent rooting on soil C storage, and develop DNA based methods for understanding root interaction with soil biology in deep soil during growth and subsequent decomposition.

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WP leader: Professor Jørgen E. Olesen

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