Sampling Soil Microbes (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption Researcher Stephanie Kivlin cores in soil plots at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in conjunction with one of three experiments over six years that found the amount of carbon that soil microbes emit is higher in areas where there is historically more rainfall in the soil. Credit Photo Courtesy: Christine Hawkes, The University of Texas at Austin Usage Restrictions Please use credit above. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.