Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Jan 01, 2015
1. Soil structural stability will be investigated across a range of soil types, primarily using large intact soil cores, in the presence of low quality waters, and with and without rainfall simulation. 2. Evaluate the stability of soil organic carbon in situ using synchrotron – based techniques, on soil cores that were previously treated with various coal bed methane waters. 3. Conduct greenhouse studies on salt tolerance of various salt tolerant and salt sensitive plant species including specific ion effects on crop yield.