Literature seminars 25 March- 15 April, workshop 19-23 April 2010. The aim of the course is to give participants a better understanding of decomposition process in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from different approaches:
• Chemical structure of organic matter
• Structures and functions of decomposer enzymes
• Decomposer organisms
• Ecosystem processes and models
We will highlight consistencies and conflicts between different approaches, aiming to achieve a more holistic and nuanced understanding of decomposition processes.