It's Not Dirt - It's Soil: Exploring the Activity of Life Underground

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 - 8 pm

The soil under your feet contains an ecosystem that is just as diverse and active as the one you see around you above the soil surface. Soil teems with a multitude of organisms that provide the necessary resources for healthy plants to grow free from disease, pests and infertility. The interactions and feeding relationships (who eats who) of soil organisms determine which nutrients are present and affect soil depth, aeration and moisture content. They even influence the types of plants that can grow.

Join Dr. Mac Post in a hands-on exploration of decomposition, soil soil physical and biogeochemical processes, and their impacts on the Arboretum forest ecosystems and watersheds.


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