The Importance Of Microbes, From Earth To Martian Soil
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I study microbial communities and the processes that they drive in ecosystems, soils, roots, and the biogeosphere. Several on-goining projects emphasize native, remnant, and disturbed-managed ecosystems. Invasion of plants and the feedbacks with below-ground communities and the importance of bacterial nitrogen fixers in these systems of invasive, native, grass and legume systems are a growing and currently major emphasis.

                       

The Importance Of Microbes, From Earth To Martian Soil

When you think of microbes such as bacteria and fungi, what is your first reaction? What do you think when you see that moldy cheese or bread? What do you think when you consider them on your hands? Me too! I am a certified germaphobe. I am the person who washes his hands in a public restroom, hangs on to the towel, and opens the door with the towel. Those are some clean hands! Though I support the clean hands...

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