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Saturday, February 23 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Everything Soil I: Forest Soils

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Soil is an amazing paradox: both alive and not alive, taking centuries to form while being very dynamic. In this presentation, I will describe the processes that created Illinois soils and highlight the organisms that shape them, with a particular focus on trees. Finally, I will demonstrate how oak ecosystem soils are altered by two common restoration techniques – prescribed fire and overstory thinning.

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Meghan Midgley

Soil Ecologist, Center for Tree Science, The Morton Arboretum
As the Soil Ecologist at The Morton Arboretum, Meghan Midgley studies plant-soil interactions in a changing world. Specifically, she aims to understand how interactions among plants, microbes, and soil mediate ecosystem-specific responses to environmental changes. Her research encompasses... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
rms. 23-32