The tallgrass prairie ecosystem exhibits some of the most complex relationships between what we see above ground and the soil below. By evaluating plant-soil feedback in Missouri’s prairies, we strive to understand the efficiency of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that drive productivity, biodiversity, and nutrient cycling in the prairie soil ecosystem. What can we learn from our native natural communities to become more resilient, sustainable, and efficient?
Sam Lord is an Instructor and PhD candidate at the University of Missouri. He is responsible for teaching three courses in soil science and ecology. Sam’s research is focused on soil ecology and the physical, chemical, and biological processes in the soil that lead to emergent ecosystems. Sam is a former ecologist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources where he focused on the management, restoration, and research of Northern Missouri State Parks.
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Photo of MPF’s Linden’s Prairie by Bruce Schuette.