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Fungi may determine the future of soil carbon
January 8, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Soil contains more carbon than air and plants combined. This means that even a minor change in soil carbon could have major implications for the Earth's atmosphere and climate. New research by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientist Benjamin Turner and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, and Boston University points to an unexpected driver of soil carbon content: Fungi.Full Story
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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