Group 6 Copy 221
-1
    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...

    Do Hummingbirds Actually Sleep?

    When hummingbirds use more energy than they consume, they use deep hypothermia (torpor) at night to lower...

    What drives the color change in green anoles?

    Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) morphs from green to brown, and it is not known why. In this experiment...

    Backer Badge Funded