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Soil Microbiome Research Project

In partnership with Urban Tilth, we are sampling soil and documenting observations at the North Richmond farm to provide scientific data about how their soil improvement practices change the microbiome over time.

Get involved, whether you are adding to your science experience or just getting started!

Field team: Gathers samples from North Richmond farm and documents farm conditions so we can test ideas about how the soil micribiome relates to the development of a productive farm.  No experience necessary!  Sign up forBIOSC300-3004 (Wednesdays 12:40-2:10PM) Starts August 30

Core Lab team:   Analyzes soil productivity in the lab, and performs DNA extraction, sequencing, and bioinformatics techniques to identify and analyze the bacterial communities present in the plants and in the soil.  Some laboratory background desirable.  Sign up forBIOSC300-3001 (Thursdays 2:40-7:10PM) Starts August 31

Data from the Spring 2017 teams will be posted here soon!

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