Really nice video here featuring a couple of my advisors from CU as well as my good friend Nicole Trahan. Videos like this may not rack up Bieber-level interest on Youtube, but for those that care – including policy makers and students – this seems like a great way to get across the main ideas of a research project to a broader audience. I hope more groups follow this lead.
As for the science, it’s interesting to see the importance of root exudates to the story of ecosystem carbon balance in these forests. We have been moving in the same direction of focusing on root-microbe interactions on our Arctic project.