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September Feature - Soils

From swamps to deserts and from mountains to the cold Northwoods, soil is a common denominator across all types of ecosystems. In September, our feature stories dig into soil, including a study that was part of the West Virginia Long-term Soil Productivity Studies, a partnership focused on how fire affects soil, and a scientist focused on what he calls the “tactile” science behind soil

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Seeing Our Future More Clearly: How One Peatland Study is Changing How We Think About Carbon

On a 20-acre bog in the Marcell Experimental Forest in northern Minnesota, 10 open-topped chambers rise more than 23 feet out of the peatland, connected by walkways that seem to float over a layer of Sphagnum moss.


New Podcast Episode: Mac Callaham, a research ecologist, goes searching in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest for one of Brood X’s most-southern cicada emergences.

Field note from a scientist on a once in 17 year event. Listen here >>

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