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Application of Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) for Improved Wildfire-Altered Soil Performance

Treatment of soil samples.

Intense wildfires have detrimental effects on soil that can significantly accelerate erosion and lead to sedimentation and flooding downstream of the wildfires. This project will investigate the effectiveness of MICP treatment, which uses microorganisms to improve soil characteristics, to revitalize and strengthen soils subjected to wildfire. The outcomes of this study will inform cost-effective, large-scale applications of MICP.

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