Group 6 Copy 88
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Terra preta soil, made by humans 1-2000 years ago, contains charcoal - known as "biochar" - that helps retain soil nutrients. Little is known about biochar effects in the tropics, particularly to aid forest restoration. We propose to apply biochar to native tree plantations, and to assess soil properties, soil organisms, and tree growth in experiments and in forests with terra preta soil in Ecuador. Biochar has potential to directly aid forest restoration and take pressure off natural forests.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    E pluribus unum: how honey bee bacteria coordinate behaviors

    The honey bee is a charismatic species that plays a critical role in the pollination of agriculturally important...

    Can Data Management Tools Improve Research Efficiency and Reproducibility?

    Scientists are generating data at unprecedented rates, but our data management methods have yet to evolve accordingly...

    Campaign Ended