NAU researchers join Department of Energy project to study the soil microbiome and its effect on carbon persistence

The Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and biosphere are huge reservoirs of carbon, and all play a critical role in global carbon cycling. Soil is one of the largest carbon pools on the planet, storing more carbon than the atmosphere and biosphere combined, yet scientists aren’t sure what regulates carbon persistence — the amount of carbon that remains in the soil. Read more.

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