• Question: What is your favorite thing about being an environmental scientist?

    Asked by Us+Nature= Life to Clay, aka Dr. Dirt on 4 May 2016.
    • Photo: Clay Robinson

      Clay Robinson answered on 4 May 2016:


      I am curious.
      As a soil scientist, I always am working within the environment, of which soil is the primary component and foundation for all the other parts.
      Everything in the ecosystem and biome is interconnected. The soil is the foundation. Microorganisms live in the soil (more in a handful than people on the planet). Plants grow in the soil. Both provide food for larger organisms and animals. Anytime we work to conserve or restore soil, our work has a positive effect on the surrounding environment and its components.
      I enjoy studying these interconnected parts.

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