Latest Soil biology Stories
A 150-foot-high garbage dump in Colombia, South America, may have new life as a public park.
A new study by researchers at BYU, Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planet’s atmospheric future.
Ancient plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants.
An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.
A new paper by researchers from the University of Georgia and Princeton University sheds light on the critical part played by a little-studied element, molybdenum, in the nutrient cycles of tropical forests.
They can estimate whether native plants in the neighbourhood of invasive species incorporate the nitrogen fixed by the latter.
Most plants live in symbiosis with soil fungi and are supplied with water and nutrients as a result.
A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled.
Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes located thousands of miles from the nearest city, industrial area or farm.
Humans are having an effect on Earth's ecosystems but it's not just the depletion of resources and the warming of the planet we are causing.