The project is a recent study that clearly demonstrates what Remineralize the Earth has advocated for decades, that rock dust greatly enhances the growth of all plants and restores soils. The project indicated that highly infertile tropical soils can be made productive with rock dust alone, although the use of other sustainable and natural means such as biochar, organic carbon or nitrogen, could give even more dramatic results. Joanna Campe, RTE's executive director, is a co-author of the paper, as well as Marina Goreau, Felix Lufkin, Carlos A. Arango, Gabriel Despaigne- Matchett, Gabriel Despaigne-Ceballos and Roque Solis.
Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture
SER2011 is a multi-disciplinary international conference designed to bring together those individuals and organizations involved in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainable livelihoods.
Global Restoration to Stabilize CO2 and Climate Strategy Session
Aside from the presentation of the paper on August 22 there will be a Geotherapy session on Global Restoration to Stabilize CO2 and Climate, a strategy session convened by Ron Larson to discuss remineralization, biochar and other Earth saving remedies that should be be part of a international high-level research program.
To learn more and register visit the website for Society for Ecological Restoration: http://www.ser2011.org/
Dr. Thomas Goreau
Dr. Tom Goreau is President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable management, and Coordinator of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Partnership in New Technologies for Small Island Developing States. He has published around 200 papers on global climate change, the global carbon cycle, stabilization of atmospheric CO2, tropical deforestation and reforestation, microbiology, soil science, atmospheric chemistry, community-based coastal zone management, mathematical modeling of climate records and other fields. He was educated at MIT (B.Sc in Planetary Physics), Caltech (M.Sc in Planetary Astronomy), Yale, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Harvard (Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry). View his full bio.