Ecoss’ Bruce Hungate and Victor Leshyk co-authored a study on the “CO2 fertilization effect”. The study was led by César Terrer and Rob Jackson and published in Nature Climate Change. Although excessive CO2 often harms forests by warming the planet, making droughts more severe and insect pests more abundant, CO2 […]
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Invasive plants like cheatgrass have huge and costly effects on ecosystems. Restoring native plants to areas invaded by cheatgrass is challenging, and one explanation for poor seedling establishment is the absence of beneficial soil microbes. In this project, we are testing the idea that restoring microbial communities promotes ecosystem recovery and the re-establishment of native plants.