Biogeochemistry of marine phanerogams soils

  1. Nerea Piñeiro Juncal
Supervised by:
  1. Antonio Martínez Cortizas Director
  2. Miguel Angel Mateo Mínguez Director

Defence university: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Núria Marbà Bordalba Chair
  2. María del Mar Sobral Bernal Secretary
  3. Stacey Trevathan Tackett Committee member
  1. Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

Type: Thesis


Marine phanerogams have belowground organs owed to their past as terrestrial plants. Traditionally, its substrata have been considered sediments. However, given enough time, they would promote the formation of a soil. There are two distinct biogeochemical compartments in seagrass soils, the rhizosphere and the subsoil. The main processes found in this thesis were somewhat related to organic matter accumulation and mineralization. Changes in plant physiology, affect the rhizosphere biogeochemistry, but not the subsoil.