“Blue carbon” is a term for carbon captured by the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems. Mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass beds are the main vegetated coastal areas that store vast amounts of blue carbon. It’s not really blue – it’s named after the color of the ocean. But blue carbon is an important tool … Continue reading What is blue carbon, and why is it important?
How does root depth affect the nearby soil?
Roots are not passive actors in the exchange of nutrients with soil. Their growth helps the plant, and the environment!
What types of animals live in the soil? Why is soil condition important to them?
There are many different types of animals that live in the soil. Soil is a living, dynamic resource. It helps grow food, fiber, and fuel. However, none of these processes can truly be carried out without the help of animals. For example, gophers, turtles, burrowing animals, and insects all live in the soil. Soil condition … Continue reading What types of animals live in the soil? Why is soil condition important to them?