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Robert Shaw

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Chicago Botanic Garden

louise dot egerton08 at gmail dot com

Projects
Soil development, carbon stocks and dynamics of carbon pools in urban soils (2017)

Urban soils pose a unique challenge for ecosystem restoration: they are highly degraded and lack structure, organic matter, and nutrients, all of which limits plant growth and establishment.  While these soil conditions might inhibit initial plant establishment, we lack a clear understanding of how urban soils develop over time, and the consequences for plant growth. In this study, the REU...