Soil Biodiversity

Soil organisms constitute more than 25% of discovered biodiversity on earth. However, much of them remain unexplored and receive little attention compared to aboveground organisms. Though less visible, these organisms are responsible for various ecosystem functions such as: nutrient cycling pollution remediation disease control water infiltration supporting agro-ecosystems etc.  The ecological processes in soil areContinue reading “Soil Biodiversity”

Saving the Underground Farmers: Soil Ecosystems

Have you ever noticed the earth that you step on? It is where we get materials essential to our survival. It is soil that supports the growth of plants, the producers of the food chain and the sources of fibre, fodder, and fuel. At first look, it seems static and lifeless. In fact, soil hostsContinue reading “Saving the Underground Farmers: Soil Ecosystems”