Soil organisms, including macrofauna, mesofauna and microorganisms, are involved in many soil processes and contribute to soil health and ecosystem services.
In recent years, significant advances have been made in understanding their role in stabilising soil organic carbon.
This session aims at addressing the links between taxonomic and functional diversity, abundance of soil organisms and soil carbon cycling and sequestration. Contributions on how interactions between soil organisms control soil organic matter stabilisation at different scales and what are the biological mechanisms driving the effects of biodiversity on this process are of great interest. The impact of environmental changes, such as land conversion, pollution or climate change, under given agricultural practices, on soil organisms and the studies on bio-indicators of these changes and practices will also be a focus of this session.