NSF awards $14.7 million for research to deepen understanding of Earth’s biodiversity

NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grantees will study Campbell Lake and nearby peatlands in Alaska. Symbiotic bacteria -- microbes that have close and long-term relationships with their "hosts" -- are everywhere on Earth: in soil, in coral reefs, in humans.
Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions of Biodiversity grant, scientist Joel Sachs of the University of California, Riverside, will look at native California legume plants and their symbiotic nitrogen-providing bacteria, as well as at the soil in which the plants are rooted, to determine the magnitude of the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242943&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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