Dec. 14, 2018Northern Arizona University alum Gabriel Cortez has had a world of experience, quite literally. From youth exchange programs in Japan to working as a foreign … Read more about NAU alum wins prestigious Rangel fellowship
Warmer temperatures shorten the lifespan of soil microbes and this may affect soil carbon storage, according to a new NSF-funded study published in Nature Climate Change this week.
A research team led by graduate student researcher Shannon Hagerty and Paul Dijkstra, biological sciences associate research professor, measured two key characteristics of soil microbes that determine their role in the soil carbon cycle: how efficiently they use carbon to grow and how long they live. “Higher temperatures make microbes grow faster, but… Read more