Van Groenigen’s research focuses on how management practices and changes in atmospheric conditions affect the flow of C and N through ecosystems. To do this, he often use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize findings in his field of research. Van Groenigen also studies the role of soil microbes in C and N cycling processes, using techniques such as incubation experiments and analyses of biomarkers.
Through his research, he hopes to increase understanding of how land ecosystems respond to and influence global environmental change.
van Groenigen KJ, Qi X, Osenberg CW, Luo Y, Hungate BA, 2014. Faster decomposition under increased atmospheric CO2 limits soil carbon storage. Science 344, 508-509.
van Groenigen KJ, Forristal D, Smyth N, Jones M, Hungate BA, Schwartz E, Dijkstra P, 2013. Using metabolic tracer techniques to assess the impact of tillage and straw management on microbial carbon use efficiency in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 66, 139-145.
van Groenigen KJ, van Kessel C, Hungate BA, 2013. Increased greenhouse-gas intensity of rice production under future atmospheric conditions. Nature Climate Change 3, 288-291.
Van Groenigen KJ, Osenberg CW, Hungate BA, 2011. Increased soil emissions of potent greenhouse gases under elevated CO2. Nature, 475: 214-216.
Van Groenigen KJ, Bloem J, Bååth E, Boeckx P, Rousk J, Bode S, Forristal D, Jones MB, 2010. Abundance, production and stabilization of microbial biomass under conventional and reduced tillage. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42: 48-55.