About Us: Strip-mine land restoration efforts on front page of The Columbus Dispatch

Sep. 26, 2017
Soil microbiologist  Nicola Lorenz is part of a native conservation project on Ohio strip-mine land and is sampling the mined soils to investigate its qualities. Photo Credit:  Rebecca Swab, Ph.D Director of Restoration Ecology The Wilds

A collaborative project on the restoration of Ohio strip-mine land is the focus of a front-page article in The Columbus Dispatch. School of Environment and Natural Resources soil microbiologists Richard Dick and Nicola Lorenz are part of a team that is studying native conservation of abandoned strip mine lands and are surveying mined soil at three sites to study microscopic organisms that help plants thrive.

Read more about the findings of this project in the journal of Ecological Engineering.