Soil is alive, and soil microorganisms are the driving force of elemental biogeochemical cycling and the bridge linking above- and below-ground ecosystem interactions. The microbial ecology of soils has the potential to answer multiple questions that not only advance our basic understanding of ecological principles, but are also relevant for the present focal areas of the anthropogenic effects, ecosystem productivity and other applied subjects.
Date: Thursday 12th November 2020
Time: 12 noon EDT / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET
Join us for a webinar on the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms, featuring authors of recent papers in FEMS Microbiology Ecology with:
Moderator: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Speaker 1: Michael E Van Nuland, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Author of: ME Van Nuland, DP Smith, JM Bhatnagar, A Stefanski, SE Hobbie, PB Reich, KG Peay. Warming and disturbance alter soil microbiome diversity and function in a northern forest ecotone. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020, 96:fiaa108, https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/96/7/fiaa108/5849001
Speaker 2: Amanda Black, Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand Author of: A-K Byers, L Condron, T Donavan, M O’Callaghan, T Patuawa, N Waipara, A Black. Soil microbial diversity in adjacent forest systems – contrasting native, old growth kauri (Agathis australis) forest with exotic pine (Pinus radiata) plantation forest. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020, 96:fiaa047, https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/96/5/fiaa047/5808812
Speaker 3: Flemming Ekelund, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Author of: T Bang-Andreasen, MZ Anwar, A Lanzén, R Kjøller, R Rønn, F Ekelund, CS Jacobsen. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020 96:fiaa016, https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/96/3/fiaa016/5721238
This event is part of a series of webinars being developed by FEMS and in partnership with Oxford University Press.