Dr. Bala Chaudhary is a lecturer and soil ecologist in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. Her work aims to improve our understanding of soil organisms, their interactions with the environment, and the vital ecosystem services they provide in an effort to solve environmental problems and serve land managers.
I was recently interviewed by Michigan Public Radio for a piece on World Soil Day. Check it out!
Check out our new paper in the journal Fungal Ecology on landscape-scale spatial patterning of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in arid shrublands!
CONGRATS to Sarah Ashcraft-Johnson and Susanna Lohmar, recipients of the 2014 IES Soil Ecology Research Fellowship! As you can see they are already hard at work and I can't wait to see the great things they accomplish this year!
SOIL ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP The lab is hiring a 2014 Summer Research Intern. Download info
The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability is open and we are moved in! Check out the cool video below highlighting Loyola, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability and soil research in the amazing new facilities!