Photo credit: M. Thoms
The goal of this project is to determine whether wild rice restoration is hindered by a scarcity in microbial populations needed to free nutrients from sediment and make them available to wild rice.
Why do this
Wild rice is an important economic and cultural resource in the Great Lakes region whose abundance has declined in many locations. Soil-plant-microbe interactions should be considered as a part of holistic management strategies for successful wild rice restoration.
Minnesota Sea Grant provided research support through our 2020-2022 biennial competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minnesota Duluth