Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Yueling Qi

Date: 08 December 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Auditorium, Wageningen University

Dissertation title: 

Microplastics in the agroecosystem: effects of plastic mulch film residues on the soil-plant system

Group: Soil physics and land management, Wageningen University

Promotor: prof. dr V Geissen
Co-promotors: dr X Yang and dr P Garbeva

Abstract:

Due to the widely use of plastic mulch in agriculture, plastic residues in the soil are threatening soil quality. In this thesis, we assessed the effects of macro and micro sized plastic residues from polyethylene and biodegradable plastic mulch films on the soil-plant system, by investigating their effects on plant growth, rhizosphere microflora, soil physicochemical properties and soil functions.

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