Close collaboration between The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and CML

On 19 April, CML researcher Nadia Soudzilovskaia gave an invited talk at The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) about her VIDI-funded work on impacts of mycorrhizas on ecosystem functioning. During this project she will closely collaborates with GBIF colleagues.

Nadia’s work links detailed field and laboratory experiments on mycorrhizal involvement into soil carbon cycling to global distribution of mycorrhizal plants and fungi, aiming to understand how distinct types of mycorrhizas link above and belowground diveristy patterns and theredue affect global soil carbon budgets.


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is a world largest, intergovermentally funded, infrastructure enabling access to global biodiversity data. Nadia closely collaborates with GBIF colleagues, using GBIF collections of species geography to examine links between above and belowground biodiversity at different scales, therewith actively contributing to GBIF involvement into global functional diversity research projects, such as IPBES and GLOBIS-B projects.