HULK - Educational project on "The two faces of CO2 between climate crisis and soil diversity"
Many thanks to PD Dr. Gernot Bodner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) for involving VSI in the proposal "HuLK: Humus – Landwirtschaft – Klima: Die zwei Gesichter des Kohlendioxids zwischen Klimakrise und BodenLeben" (Humus, agriculture and climate: The two faces of CO2 between climate crisis and soil life) for school pupils!
We just got the Information that the project will be funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)! Such great news during this complicated time! While we envisage some shift in the time line, we are highly confident to start seeing the VSI Rhizoboxes in action as educational material after the summer break! More information (in German) on the HuLK project can be found on the project web page. Stay healthy everyone!
P.S. If you have some free time during home office, consider reading this interesting perspective on soil humus and its perception in recent and past (soil) science.
- Baveye, P.C., and Wander, M. (2019). The (Bio)Chemistry of Soil Humus and Humic Substances: Why Is the “New View” Still Considered Novel After More Than 80 Years? Frontiers in Environmental Science 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00027