Special Issue "Response of Microbial Communities to Environmental Changes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Dr. Ulrich (Uli) Stingl
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Florida Research and Education Center, Davie, FL, USA
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Interests: marine microbiology; microbial ecology; microbiome; holobiont; marine bacteria; SAR11; microbes and climate change; microbial community structure; aquatic microbiology; bacterial cultivation
Microbes are an integral and essential part of all food webs. Microbial communities are extremely complex, containing thousands of species (or Operational Taxonomic Units, OTUs), and the exact function of most species, in and for a given environment, is unknown. Adding to this complexity, microbial communities respond quickly to alterations in physico-chemical parameters of their habitat (e.g., temperature, nutrient concentrations, pH, salinity), but the physiological consequences of these changes for higher trophic levels and for the respective ecosystem are mostly unknown. Changes in microbial community structure and function can happen in predictable seasonal patterns or more suddenly through disturbance events. This Special Issue will publish papers that address: (1) analyses of microbial community structure in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters; (2) analyses of gene content (metagenomes) or gene expression (metatranscriptomes) of microbial communities in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters; (3) physiological analyses of microbial communities, enrichment cultures, or pure cultures of key species in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters; and (4) analyses and modeling of potential consequences of changes in microbial community structure or function for higher trophic levels in a given habitat.
Dr. Ulrich (Uli) Stingl
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Seasonal patterns
- Disturbance events
- Physiological studies
- Microbial community structure