Top-Ranked Priority Research Questions for Soil Science in the 21st Century

In 2012 and 2013 I had the privilege to work with a fantastic group of graduate students on a project focused on identifying the top-ranked priority research questions for soil science in the 21st century. It was a great learning experience, and an opportunity for me to collaborate with fellow graduate students from all aroundContinue reading “Top-Ranked Priority Research Questions for Soil Science in the 21st Century”

Citizen Soil Science: Cropland Capture

If you’re looking for a fun game for your mobile device but want to help science at the same time, then I know the app for you. “Cropland Capture” is a fun game designed to help classify areas of land on our planet as either cropland or not cropland. With over 7 billion people onContinue reading “Citizen Soil Science: Cropland Capture”

Citizen (Soil) Science: Predicting 17 Yr Cicada Arrival

The 17 year cicada (genus┬áMagicicada) will emerge on the American east coast again this year in just a few days. As nymphs (grubs) they feed on the xylem fluid of deciduous tree roots. The xylem in plants is basically the tubes through which water and nutrients flow as it moves from the roots to theContinue reading “Citizen (Soil) Science: Predicting 17 Yr Cicada Arrival”