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Climate sensitivity of microbial processes and their implication for carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in subtropical pastures

ASU pastures and soil study

The focus of the research is on understanding how microbes in the soil are structured and how they function by measuring their communities, in both the lab and the field. Then, there will be an examination of how climate change affects these microbe communities and how the soil affects greenhouse gas emissions.

Project details 

Principal Investigator(s)

Christopher Ryan Penton, Stefan Gerber, Patrick Inglett, Kanika Inglett, Maria Silveria

Date: 08/01/2016 – 07/31/2018

Agency: USDA / National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Award: $710,000 (total), $220,616 (ASU)