SoGES Science Seminar - Elizabeth Bach

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Montreal Conference Room, 108 Johnson Hall

“Restoring soil habitats to rebuild biodiversity and ecosystem services”

Picture of Elizabeth bachPeople and the planet face several environmental challenges now and in the near future. Soil biodiversity is foundational to ecosystem services and functions that can address these challenges, like carbon and nitrogen cycling, water filtering and storage, wildlife habitat, and climate change mitigation. Yet, soil biodiversity is rarely considered explicitly in land management approaches to improve ecosystem functioning.  In her talk, Elizabeth will share how soil micro-habitats and microbial communities contribute to ecosystem restoration in the tallgrass prairie region, and how soil biodiversity can be a focus to advance an integrated global sustainability agenda

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