March 2017

Plant diversity speeds-up belowground recovery

By Ryan Klopf (Virginia Dept. Conservation and Recreation), Sara Baer (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Elizabeth Bach (Colorado State University), and Johan Six (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)


“Prairie was, in fact, a community of plants and animals so organized as to build, through the centuries, the rich soil which now feeds us.”  -Aldo Leopold, Prairie: The Forgotten Flora (1942)*