Héloïse Crompot Master’s Thesis on evaluation of microbial activities in the soils of the Guadiamar Green Corridor

Between February and May 2017, the student Héloïse Crompot of the Haute École Condorcet (Belgium) has collaborated with the group Sustainable Use of the Soil-Plant System at IRNAS-CSIC in an evaluation study of the microbial activities under soils contaminated by trace elements.

Héloïse obtained her Master’s title in Industrial Engineering Sciences in Agronomy after presenting her Master’s Thesis titled “Evaluation of soil chemical status, microbial biomass and enzyme activities under three tree species, in soils contaminated by trace elements, in the Green Corridor of the Guadiamar (Seville, Spain) “.

Thanks to this study we found out that in areas covered by trees there is a greater stabilization of the trace elements, and a greater enzymatic activity and microbial growth, than in open areas in the Guadiamar Green Corridor. We have also observed that there is a disturbance in the decomposition cycle of organic matter, which could be an effect of soil contamination.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *