Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Well managed grazed pastures can help sequester carbon in our soils. Research shows that soils are the key piece of this puzzle, as this is where the process of carbon sequestration happens.Dung beetles bury in the soil, which may influence the soil microbes responsible for processing and sequestering carbon in soils. This proposal outlines a study to understand the impacts of dung beetles on the soil microbial population and carbon sequestration in Central CA pasturelands.

Project Categories: 
Land, Habitat, Watershed
Energy & Climate
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Campus Organization: 
Sustainability Office
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
Environmental Studies
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

Paicines, CA
Pescadero, CA
Watsonville, CA