Jim Laurie: Soil Ecosystem Health- From Fungi & Nematodes to Beetles & Earthworms

Jim Laurie - Soil Ecosystem Health: From Fungi & Nematodes to Beetles & Earthworms

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Mycorrhizal fungi are critical conduits moving photosynthetic energy to underground microbial communities. In return these microbes find minerals and water for their plant benefactors. In addtion, nematodes are essential nitrogen pumps in the soil, while dung beetles and earthworms can lock up tons of soil carbon, year after year. Jim Laurie illustrates and explains.

Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming” conference at Tufts University on November 21-23, 2014

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