Latest Soil biology Stories
Non-native earthworms are damaging hardwood forests.
It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet.
For the first time, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have demonstrated that forest trees have the ability to tap into nitrogen found in rocks, boosting the trees' growth and their ability to pull more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Plants and fungi form complex underground networks to trade nutrients and sugars.
Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products.
One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests.
The next agricultural revolution may be sparked by fungi, helping to greatly increase food-production for the growing needs of the planet without the need for massive amounts of fertilizers.
In the vast ocean where an essential nutrientâ€”ironâ€”is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron.
In a study published December 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers including University of New Hampshire scientists Wilfred Wollheim, William McDowell, and Jody Potter details findings that show emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from global rivers and streams are three times previous estimates used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change â€“ the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
New results indicate potential to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions from oceans to atmosphere.
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