Taking a measure of ‘healthy’ microbiome

Focusing on four common diseases – diabetes, heart disease, depression and bowel cancer – new Flinders University research provides insights into the importance of a healthy […]

Soil biodiversity link to human health

From China’s mega-cities to Australia’s sprawling suburbs, scientists are calling for grassroots action to raise awareness about the role of soil biodiversity to promote better human […]

Soil DNA maps ecosystem recovery

With post-mining rehabilitation vital for the environment, researchers from Flinders University have used patterns in soil microbial communities to track progress and predict timeframes for  recovery. […]

Soil recovery slow after plantings

Restoration of degraded landscapes takes time, but residual soil deficiencies surprised researchers who compared the results of a six-year native planting project in South Australia. Although […]