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Soil Doesn’t Forget

Soil Doesn’t Forget


Ecologists need to understand what and where soil microbes live in Earth’s ecosystems—these microorganisms can influence what can thrive above. But there’s a gap in the field: Today’s climate conditions do not fully explain the types of microbes they see. So CIRES researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are looking thousands of years back in time—and they’re finding answers.

Conditions thousands of years ago can leave a lasting mark on present-day soil microbes
Monday, August 7, 2017
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