Dr. Carl Rosen and graduate student Persephone Ma are exploring reuse of waste ash in the fields.
"Depending on estimates, there's anywhere from 100 to 500 years of phosphorus — easily minable phosphorus — in the world," Rosen said. "And so efforts really need to be concentrated now on trying to recycle the phosphorus that we're using." Read the article in the StarTribune.
Data from satellites orbiting the Earth are helping us understand the complexities of our atmosphere. Department of Soil, Water, and Climate Professor Dylan Millet will be the lead investigator on a new NASA-funded project using data from the Suomi-NPP and Aura satellites. Read more
Artist rendering of the satellite. Image credit: NASA
Who would have thought that earthworms are alive and well in this remote arctic tundra ecosystems in N. Sweden? Graduate student, Adrian Wackett, is sampling earthworms in the Padjelanta National Park. Adrian Wacket and Dr. Kyungsoo Yoo, in collaboration with Dr. Jonatan Klaminder at Umeå University, want to understand how increasing human traffics in the Arctic environments affect the invasion of earthworms who are critical ecosystem engineers.