This Marine Microbiome Seminar series will explore the rich interplay between diverse chemical and biological processes in the marine environment. From nutrient distributions, to biotic interactions in a variety of habitats, to the global carbon cycle, the ocean’s microbiome significantly influences ocean chemistry, geology, and biology. The oceans past and present state and health, including in today’s Anthropocene, ultimately depend on the interaction of chemical and microbiome processes that capture carbon dioxide, build huge structures like coral reefs, mediate symbioses, and balance the cycles of many elements.
In addition to microbiome controls on chemical communication and global elemental cycles, new technological approaches are now teaching us much about the rich chemical diversity that exist due to activities of the microbial master chemists that exist everywhere in the Earth’s oceans. This Marine Microbiome Seminar will explore these topics, and more, as they relate to the ocean’s chemical “landscape” as it is shaped by the microbial world.
The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Marine Seminar will take place on October 19, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Confirmed speakers include:
Mak Saito, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mark Hay, Georgia Tech
Daniel Repeta,Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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