Category: Adrien Finzi

How a Common Fungus Is Protecting the Earth from a Climate Change Nightmare

March 14th, 2014 in 2014, Adrien Finzi, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Adrien Finzi, College of Arts & Sciences

There is more carbon dioxide stored in the ground than in the air around us. If those all that greenhouse gas escapes, it could be catastrophic for the earth…

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“If you were to release all of the carbon that’s in soils and put it in the atmosphere, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide would double or triple.”

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Symbiotic Fungi Inhabiting Plant Roots Have Major Impact On Atmospheric Carbon, Scientists Say

January 8th, 2014 in 2014, Adrien Finzi, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Science Daily 0 comments

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Adrien Finzi, College of Arts & Sciences

Microscopic fungi that live in plants’ roots play a major role in the storage and release of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere, according to a University of Texas at Austin researcher and his colleagues at Boston University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute…

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“This research is not only relevant to models and predictions of future concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases, but also challenges the core foundation in modern biogeochemistry that climate exerts major control over soil carbon pools.”

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Plants’ Carbon-Sinking Capacity Is Much Lower Than Thought

October 7th, 2012 in 2012, Adrien Finzi, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Adrien Finzi, College of Arts & Sciences

As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to climb, most climate models project that the world’s oceans and trees will keep soaking up more than half of the extra CO2

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