(Nothing Impossible) New Roots Institute ft. Allison Miller

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Danforth Center received a $12.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute (NRR-BII). Allison Miller, PhD, member, Danforth Center and professor of biology at Saint Louis University is serving as the Director of the NRR-BII.

Recently, Allison Miller was featured on the KMOX podcast Nothing Impossible to discuss the NRR-BII. “New Roots Institute is focused on the big question of how we might be able to restore degraded landscapes,” explains Allison. “It is estimated that 75% of the world’s land have been impacted by human activities, this includes both activities related to agriculture, as well as urbanization and other factors.” The goal of the five-year research project is to integrate plant traits, communities, and the soil ecosphere to advance restoration of natural and agricultural ecosystems.