So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working through my honours year in Plant Science at The University of Queensland. I’m a little over halfway through, and with a few months to go, I’m starting a new experimental series – looking for different forms of nitrogen in agricultural soils, using a neat system called microdialysis. These systems are generally used in fields of research unrelated to plants and soil – namely animal physiology and neuroscience (as demonstrated by the helpful instruction manual describing the process of inserting probes into rats). Instead of inserting probes into a rat’s brain,...

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