Soil Organisms: ‘It’s Pretty Vicious Down There’ (by Robert Lalasz – Cool Green Science)
INTRODUCTION: Water bears? Fungi that strangle worms? Roots that send off reconnaissance soldiers (that somehow report back)? There’s a world of bizarre organisms under our feet — millions of species that are also critical for life on Earth. Conservancy scientist Sophie Parker specializes in soil ecology — so we asked her about her favorite soil critters and why we should care about what lives in the dirt.