“The Dirt”Lab Highlights 2022 International Phytobiomes Conference (Denver, CO)Congratulations to Martel Ellis and Carmen Rodriguez (KU undergrads), Anna Garrell (Collaborator; NCSU, Kleiner Lab), and Nichole Ginnan (KU postdoc) who presented their awesome research! 2022 ESA Conference (Montréal, Canada) Congratulations to KU graduate students Haley Burrill (Bever/Schultz Lab), Reb Bryant (Bever/Schultz Lab), and Ceyda Kural (Wagner Lab) who traveled to Canada for ESA 2022 to present their research! 2022 REU symposiumCongratulations and amazing work Martel Ellis, Maggie Wilson, Carmen Rodriguez (left to right)!!! 2022 Summer BBQ. Pictured (left to right); Felicity Tso, Carmen Rodriguez, Natalie Ford, Tokee Tareq, Amanda Eckhoff, Maggie Wagner, Joel Swift, Nichole Ginnan, Kayla Clouse, Ceyda Kural, Maggie Wilson, Yufan Zhou, and Martel Ellis. Rainout shelters are up over Tripsacum dactyloides plots, way to go Ceyda! Thanks to Keana Tang, Katie Eckhoff, Isabel Pen (pictured left to right) and Joel Swift (not pictured) Congratulations to Ceyda Kural for receiving a NSF GRFP Fellowship for 2021!!!!! Felicity and Tokee presenting their research at the KU Genomics Symposium (Thank you to Nichole for help organizing)! 2022 Spring Soil collections across both prairie and agricultural collection sites.Pictured (left to right): Felicity Tso, Carmen Rodriguez, Yufan Zhou, Carmen (again), Nichole Ginnan. Ceyda Kural searching for Tripsacum dactyloides (a maize relative) in Konza Prairie in summer 2021. 2021 Summer planting (Pictured: Left, Hannah Reid ; right, Felicity Tso) and some rad root imaging from Nichole Ginnan! Konza Prairie (Pictured: Maggie Wagner) CWR Site Smoky Valley Ranch 2020 Summer soil collections across Kansas.