I discover new ways that animals, plants, and soil microorganisms affect each other and how this knowledge can help transform how people live.
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Latest Question:If plastic-eating bacteria were released, how drastic do you think the effect would be?
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I create electricity from mud, using bacteria! (and you can too!)
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I am a soil scientist who is passionate about learning and about teaching others about the importance of soil, the foundation of all terrestrial ecosystems!
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I study how the plants build their root system to explore the soil and reach all the water and nutrients they need.
Latest Question:Why do you like to look at human roots
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I study how certain plants evolved the ability to recognize and partner with bacteria in the soil.
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