Research shows that the distribution of temperate hardwoods (sugar maple, red maple and yellow birch) could be shifting northward, which would have serious consequences for the boreal forest.
Thawing permafrost in the far north is an inviting prospect for invertebrate burrowers.
Growing traditional African vegetables on building facades is feasible and can improve food supply in cities.
With the help of the microbes that once played an essential role in keeping you alive, the building blocks of your body go on to become a part of other living things.
From policies to support carbon farming, to setting up local ‘soil museums’, governments need to do much more to protect the soil we rely on for growing food and a healthier life on Earth.
With more than one species for every person on the planet, soils are the most diverse habitat on Earth.
The important role living roots play for sustaining life belowground should prompt us to rethink forest management.
Only by understanding our past and current relationship with soil can we reflect and change our partnership with soil from extraction and exploitation to respect, relationality and reciprocity.
When the rainforests burned, the leaf litter did too – and with it, billions of invertebrates vital to healthy ecosystems.
Acoustic technology allows us to listen to the sounds produced by the creatures in forest soils. A new study shows it’s a reliable way to monitor the biodiversity and health of the soil and forest.
Data from 123 sites across all continents, including Antarctica, show mosses affect all major soil functions critical for sustaining life on Earth.
What fossil records tell us about when the Earth was first covered by plants.
Even in death, a tree helps others live.
A new study looked at the many claims made about soil fungi and found some misconceptions.
Pulses are important for many reasons. They are packed with nutrition, resilient and crucial for achieving food security in Africa.
Tinkering around the margins of English farms won’t benefit biodiversity, research suggests.
Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
UNESCO report highlights what needs to be done to save the global icon. But you might be surprised by its top recommendation.
Mountain systems are sensitive to climate change. Loss of snow and ice sets off effects which have wide ranging consequences.
The US Supreme Court opens its 2022-2023 term with a case that could greatly reduce federal protection for wetlands. Here is what makes these ecosystems valuable.