Researchers

Researchers can use Draco Hill as your laboratory.

We have sites of interest for

Biologists
Ecologists
Soil scientists
Hydrologists
Geologists
Entomologists
Botanists

and others!

University of Iowa graduate students can have a research site only 25 miles away and they can come and go as they please.

Here are some questions we have –

  • What effect do prairie plants have on soil erosion and how soon does that happen?
  • How does that measure up here with our farm neighbors?
  • What is the bulk density of the soil where conventional farming was occurring compared to the prairie restoration? The upland prairie remnant?
  • What percentage of organic matter do we have now and how can we measure that over time?
  • What’s in the water and what are the best approaches for improving water quality?
  • How can we measure soil quality and its change over time in the permaculture garden? In our sustainable food gardens? In the prairies?

Contact us and let’s talk!

 

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