Dec. 1: The Latest in Systems Ecology
Understanding the mechanisms driving patterns of ecological community organization across temporal and spatial scales remains a major endeavor. Recent advances in the study of microbial communities have facilitated unprecedented mechanistic insights regarding diversity and function across local, regional and global scales. As part of the mSystems® Thinking Series, we will hear from three leading experts applying Systems Ecology in their research. From the mechanisms behind microbially sourced carbon exports in the ocean to experimental manipulation of interacting bacteria to unveil their mechanisms of interactions, this session aims to inspire a paradigm shift regarding our view of microorganisms as core constituents of complex ecological systems.
- "A microbiological and viral view of the causes and consequences of coral reef decline" - Rebecca Vega Thurber, Ph.D.
- "Community network models for plankton Systems Ecology" - Samuel Chaffron, Ph.D.
- "Combining top-down and bottom-up approaches to microbial systems ecology" - Thomas Bell, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Imperial College London
Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N), CNRS and Université de Nantes