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Extreme Adaptation: Navigating the Troubled Waters of the ‘New Normal’

Water. H-2-O. It’s the dominant molecule of our lives. We are 60% water (on average). Life as we know it is only possible because our planet has so much water. We can survive a few weeks without food, but only a few days without water.…
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Building Better Biochar Breakthroughs: A Roadmap for Biochar Research

What is the first thing you think when you hear “Black Gold”? Is it the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies? A baritone “Texas Tea”? Well, some people think “BIOCHAR!”
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Always Follow the Nitrogen

“Follow the money” is a reliable tactic for figuring out people's actions. Money is scarce, people want it, and do stuff with it. For plants, what works is “follow the nitrogen." Nitrogen is scarce, plants and other organisms need it…
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Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

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