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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

 

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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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