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Welcome to the Soil Arthropod Ecology Lab at Cornell University! We are interested in all aspects of the biology and ecology of soil dwelling arthropods. Soil arthropods represent one of the most diverse animal communities on earth, yet there are still many aspects of their biology that remain poorly understood. Our lab strives to improve our basic understanding of soil arthropod ecology, and one of our objectives is to use this knowledge to develop management practices that help mitigate damage by soil-dwelling pests, and promote arthropod-driven ecosystem services including soil fertility and structure, predation, and organic matter decomposition.

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