Group 6 Copy 635
-2
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The tropical forests of Mauritius, once home to the famous Dodo, currently face another threat of multiple extinctions due to the invasion of strawberry guava which inhibits the growth of native plants by producing allelochemicals. Biochar (charcoal used as soil amendment) can absorb the allelochemicals given off by strawberry guava. We plan to conduct a field study in Mauritius to determine whether biochar can reduce the inhibitory effects of strawberry guava on endangered endemic plants.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Are climate change and air pollution triggering cardiovascular disease?

    Ongoing global climate change and air pollution emissions pose a major threat to cardiovascular health...

    Increasing survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild

    Wild Scarlet Macaw populations are declining due to the illegal trade and habitat loss. Although Scarlet...

    Sequencing the Cactus Genome to Discover the Secret of Drought Resistance

    Cacti are used for food, have been linked to healthier diets and disease prevention, and even serve as a...

    Backer Badge Funded