Dr. Steven Hall will be offering a 1-credit LAS seminar Spring 2016. When Life Meets Rocks: Soil Microbes and the Future of Sustainability will address climate change, water pollution, drought stress, environmental toxins, food security, biodiversity loss and their connection to microbial and geochemical processes in soil.
Understanding the myriad functions of the dirt beneath our feet, along with the teeming microbes that live there, remains an exciting research frontier that draws on a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Students will use case studies to explore how soil biogeochemistry can inform our understanding and response to the above environmental challenges. Students will also explore some of the cutting-edge tools in this field by conducting a group research project on soil greenhouse gas emissions from the campus environment.
LAS103D (Section 3) Instructor: Dr. Steven Hall
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 4:10-5PM (full semester)