Lifestyles of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Examples of AM fungi hyphae (a, c) and
vesicles (b, d) in corn (a, b) and prairie roots (c, d).
Image from Bach et al. 2018, Ecology

By: Elizabeth Bach, Executive Director, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University



Major threats to soil ecosystems from a combination of invasive species and climate change

An Isotomurus springtail species. Alien species
like these have, on average, greater resistance
to high temperatures than their indigenous counterparts.
Image: ChownLab, Monash University.

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Monash University, Australia



Digging for data gold in soil

By Kathe Todd-Brown, USA @KatheMathBio


I’ll frequently hear my field and lab colleagues disparaging their data sets: “Oh this core is constantly giving high values for no reason!” or “We just couldn’t get any methane out of this core, and then we found a rock.” As a researcher, you know all the warts of your own data set and it’s sometimes hard to see the gold underneath.



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