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Sustainability Dialog: Why should you care about soil

Date: July 17, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where:  ZOOM

Soil is a non-renewable natural resource that is essential to life. Yet, its value and vulnerability are not fully appreciated by most. The beauty of seeing soil as a natural resource is that it is available to all -it is literally under our feet-  therefore we all have an opportunity to care for it, protect it, and preserve it so that it can continue to provide key ecosystem benefits, such as climate change mitigation, flood protection, bioremediation, nutrient cycling, and more.

About the speaker: Dr. Fissore is an Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Whittier College with over 15 years of research experience in the field of soil science and biogeochemistry across ecosystems, from forest to urban ecosystems to agricultural systems. Dr. Fissore’s research investigates soil organic carbon cycling and stabilization associated with different environmental conditions and in response to climate change and anthropogenic impact.