Take a break from plastics to explore the soil - a hidden world beneath your feet. It's the world of earthworms, springtails, fungi, and bacteria. We hardly ever see these little creatures, but their impacts are huge. In fact, the world just wouldn't be the same without them. Soil stores more carbon than the atmosphere and all plants together, filters water, is pivotal for biodiversity and at the center of agriculture and food security.
This winter, Anja Krieger, host of Plastisphere, teams up with soil biologist Matthias Rillig and his lab to bring you "Life in the Soil", a podcast mini-series supported by the BiodivERsA research network. Tune in to hear more from some of the world’s best soil scientists. We'll launch World Soil Day, December 5, 2020.
Find "Life in the Soil" on these platforms:
Produced by: Anja Krieger and the Rillig Lab https://rilliglab.org
Experts quoted in this teaser: Madhav Thakur, Bala Chaudhary, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Johannes Lehmann, Matthias Rillig
Theme music: Sunfish Moon Light/Future Ecologies https://www.futureecologies.net
Cover art: Maren von Stockhausen http://marenvonstockhausen.de
Funded by: Digging Deeper/BiodivERsA https://www.biodiversa.org