AGU session (B071): "The Role of Microbes in Biogeochemical Cycles: Linking Responses to Ecosystem Processes and Environmental Change"

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AGU 2017
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 13:00

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you, a group you represent, or others in your network to submit an abstract to our AGU session (B071):
"The Role of Microbes in Biogeochemical Cycles: Linking Responses to Ecosystem Processes and Environmental Change"

This session focuses on exploring cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding microbe-mediated processes in large-scale ecosystem context (see the complete session description below). 
Session ID: 25520
Session Description: Microbes play critical roles regulating biogeochemical cycles. Linking processes controlling nutrient transformation and storage with disturbance responses and feedbacks to climate change is a global research priority. Studies that integrate biogeochemical approaches focused on nutrient pools and fluxes with microbial ecology approaches examining community physiology, traits, and structure reveal the complexity of interactions influencing ecosystem responses. How do individual microbial traits influence community stability and response to disturbances? How does microbial community structure change across gradients and influence vegetation dynamics? How can we use this information to predict large-scale fluctuations in soil carbon and nutrient storage? Although advances in molecular and genetic tools are improving our understanding of how microbial processes influence ecosystem scale cycles, questions surrounding the level of detail appropriate to best predict environmental response to change remain. We invite cross-disciplinary studies that investigate microbial-driven responses along environmental gradients, to disturbance, and/or in the context of climate change.

Invited Speakers include Stuart Grandy and Kristen DeAngelis

Early Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 July, 11:59 P.M. ET

Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 2 August, 11:59 P.M. ET

Submit your abstract here!: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/
Looking forward to seeing you at AGU

Martha Gebhardt, Dawson Fairbanks, Noelle Espinosa, and Rachel Gallery

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