Michael Konen

Michael Konen

Associate Professor - Soil Scientist at Northern Illinois University

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According to Associate Professor Mike Konen, soil scientist in Northern Illinois University's Department of Geography, soil is the third largest storage reservoir of carbon.

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"I think her award says something about the quality of research that our students are doing," said Geography Professor Michael Konen, who leads the soil science program at NIU and also is Kelly's co-adviser.She's been going to Argonne National Laboratory to work with scientists there and learn about new procedures they're using to examine microbes and pesticides," Konen said.Microbes are microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, which are commonly found in soil.Kelly's research examined the effects of agriculture on soil microbes.More specifically, she studied the ability of agricultural soil to break down Atrazine, a commonly used herbicide in corn crops that can migrate to groundwater.

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I recently met with Mike Konen from Northern Illinois University to discuss a fund raising activity for a soils exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.Mike will be sharing some of the details in the newsletter.

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