Seeing the world through soils

Yamina Pressler, PhD
5 min readApr 15, 2021

Studying soils has changed my perspective of my local landscapes, and you can learn to see soils, too.

Digging through a soil in College Station, TX to reveal the beautiful colors associated with redox reactions in saturated soils.

Just the other day, I was taking the bus through town. I was the only person on the bus that afternoon. The bus driver, let’s call him Ted, was bubbling over with enthusiasm that day. When I asked him how long he had been a bus driver in town, he responded with a wave of reasons for why he has loved his job…

Yamina Pressler, PhD

soil scientist • educator • writer • runner • artist • co-founder