SOIL HEALTH

&

ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY LAB

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SOIL HEALTH
ASSESSMENT

How does sustainable management effect soil health?

NEMATOLOGY

How can beneficial nematodes inform soil health management?

GLOBAL CHANGE
BIOLOGY

How does climate

change influence 

rhizosphere processes?

SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL
SYSTEMS

How do farmer perceptions impact adoption?

WELCOME TO OUR SITE

Welcome to the Soil Health and Ecosystem Ecology lab at Michigan State University based at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station! We consist of soil scientists and ecologists that examine how agricultural practices influence soil for enhanced agronomic performance and ecological function. We are particularly interested in understanding how crop diversity and perenniality influence soil food webs, nematodes, nutrient cycling, and soil health. Much of our work falls within the intersection of agriculture and the environment, thus we are deeply invested in understanding how global climate change impacts productivity and ecosystem function within agroecosystems. We also explore how sustainable agriculture can contribute to solving some of society’s most pressing environmental issues.