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Former CTR graduate published in Ecosphere

Former CTR graduate student, Emily Curd, and co-authors recently received the cover at Ecosphere for their newly published journal on bacterial diversity’s correlation with soil heterogeneity. Noting that plant and animal diversity generally increases with increasing environmental heterogeneity, Curd tested whether this relationship also holds for bacterial communities in soil. Their results suggest that plant invasions associated with soil homogenization may lead to reduced microbial diversity.

Read more on Curd’s findings here