The Rhizosphere Dynamics Lab | OARDC, Wooster, OH | sprunger.29@osu.edu

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RHIZOSPHERE ECOLOGY

How do plant roots impact soil biota and soil C stabilization?  

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY

How does climate change influence 

rhizosphere processes?

SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION

How does sustainable management effect soil health?

How do farmer perceptions impact adoption?

Welcome to our site

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.