The vision of MICROSERVICES is to understand and predict the impact of climate change on the crop-associated microbiome and its ecosystem functions in European wheat cropping systems. This international and multidisciplinary research project funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET COFUND scheme BiodivERsA will target the following objectives:

  1. Provide scientific insights into future impacts of climate change on the crop microbiome and associated ecosystem services
  2. Promote political and public awareness of the importance of microbial diversity for sustainable agriculture
  3. Establish interactions between research institutions, agricultural stakeholders and policymakers to influence policy agendas at the national and European level
MICROSERVICES will focus on soil microbial diversity and their functions in wheat cropping systems. © Agroscope (Gabriela Brändle, Urs Zihlmann),
LANAT (Andreas Chervet), ETHZ (Martin Hartmann).