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Welcome to The Rhizo Dynamics Lab at The Ohio State University! We consist of soil scientists and ecologists that examine how agricultural practices influence soil and rhizosphere processes for enhanced agronomic performance and ecological function. We are particularly interested in understanding how crop diversity and perenniality influence soil food webs, root production, 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.