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New study shows soil as significant carbon sequestration driver

As harmful atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, understanding the planetary carbon balance has become the single most important scientific question. A new report by two leading ecological scientists at Arizona State University quantified the global soil carbon sequestered by roots plus the amount leached into the soil. They revealed that climate and land-use are major influencers of belowground…

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ASU professors named 2019 American Geophysical Union Fellows

  Arizona State University professors Osvaldo Sala, a drylands researcher and Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences, and Meenakshi Wadhwa, a cosmochemistry expert and the new director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, have been elected to the 2019 class of the American Geophysical Union Fellows. The election is an honor just 0.1% of AGU members in any given year enjoy. To…

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New Ph.D student joins Sala Lab

Starting the fall of 2019, the Sala Lab will welcome it’s newest Ph.D student, Chris Vito, in the ELS program. Chris received a Bsc in Geoscience from Drexel University in 2016, where he researched paleontology and tropical ecology.  After graduating, he worked as a staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences assisting with a variety of aquatic ecology research projects…

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ASU Experts Highlight Implications behind Publication Patterns in Sustainability Science

Scientific articles and journals represent a knowledge network, and the distribution of articles among journals with different impact factors highlight the structure of the network. Sustainability scientists Osvaldo Sala, Christopher Boone, Billie Turner and student Courtney Currier discuss possible driving factors and consequences of publication patterns in sustainability science in their recent paper published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.…

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Sala Lab Welcomes New Lab Manager

The Sala Lab welcomes our new lab manager, Stephen Doucette-Riise. Stephen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and raised in Florida. He attended the University of Florida and in 2008 received a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. During his time with UF he volunteered at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Department of Herpetology and interned with the US Forest…

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