Living Dirt: Soil’s Microbe Ecosystems

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
May 10, 2021 zoom-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV

Kristen DeAngelis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. the DeAngelis Lab

Dr. DeAngelis describes the soil microbes that keep soil alive and healthy, and importantly, why scientists consider these microbes at different scales: individual, community, and beyond. She discusses the complex interdependence of these microbial ecosystems and the larger environment --and climate--, a topic of much interest and concern in the era of climate change.

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