Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry
Scientists have only recently come to understand the contributions of microbiomes to human health and illness.
"The activity of microorganisms in soil has the potential to alleviate or worsen climate change, so we need to form predictions regarding their activities,” researcher says
Secrets in the soil
The key to a better understanding of the carbon cycle, the flow of contaminants, even the sustainable growth of biofuel crops, starts with the ground beneath your feet. More specifically, it starts with the genomes of the microbes that live in the water and sediment beneath your feet.