If we want to better understand the environment and combat climate change, we need to look deep underground, where diverse microscopic fungal networks mingle with tree roots to form symbiotic partnerships, says microbiologist ColinAverill. As we learn more about which of these fungi are most beneficial to forest health, we can reintroduce them into the soil - potentially enhancing the growth and resilience of carbon-trapping trees and plants. Hear more about the emerging science aiming to supercharge forest ecosystems, one handful of soil at a time.
If you love watching TED Talks like this one, become a TED Member to support the mission of spreading ideas: ted.com/membership
The TED Talks channel features talks, performances and original series from the world's leading thinkers and doers. Subscribe to the channel for videos on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Visit TED.com to get the entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more.
Watch more: [go.ted.com/firstnamelastname]
[YouTube video URL]: youtube.com/####
TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with the TED Talks Usage Policy (ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at media-requests.ted.com