27 Apr INRAE was collecting soils at the S2 site (Chaban-Delmas) for investigating microbial and invertebrate communities
In the end of March 2022, INRAE researchers were working at the Phy2SUDOE S2 site (Chaban-Delmas, Parc aux Angéliques, France) to collect soil samples in the plots phytomanaged with and without black poplars.
Long-term field trials are implemented at this site (since 2013), a part of the urban Parc aux Angéliques, to assess the phytomanagement of contaminated soils with either grassland or grassland dotted with black poplars. Soil samples (in triplicates) were collected in two field trials (B and F) with grassland and two field trials (D and G) with grassland and poplars to compare the soil microbial communities (work carried out by the Neiker partner) and to investigate the presence of invertebrates (work carried out by the University of Basque County, partner). Changes in microbial and invertebrate communities are indicators to assess the soil remediation and ecological soil functions underlying ecosystem services.