Asmeret’s TEDtalk is now available online.

There’s two times more carbon in the earth’s soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere — combined. Soil Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe shared how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. “[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help … Read more

Asmeret @ TEDtalk: Soil can be an important part of the solution to address climate change, if only we can just stop treating it like dirt!

It was an incredible honor to get invited to talk about soils and climate change at TED2019 conference in Vancouver. You can read about my talk from: The TED conference blog post The  World Changing Ideas Section of the Fast Company “To fix the climate, we have to fix our soil” As if speaking about soil … Read more

Our biochar work featured in UC Merced Megazine

Our recent projects on using nutrient enriched biochar to reduce losses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous from agricultural soils was featured in the latest issue of the UC Merced Megazine. The article highlights different agriculture related research projects that are currently being conducted at UC Merced. See the full article in pages 22-24 in the May 1, 2015 … Read more