Special Issue "Microbial Ecology of Aquatic Habitats"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2021) | Viewed by 18102
Interests: aquatic microbial ecology; food webs; biogeography; diversity
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Microbes are important biological components of aquatic habitats with pivotal roles in biogeochemical processes and food webs structuring and with multiple interactions with other micro- or macroorganisms. Progress in microbiology and molecular techniques, in recent years, as well as improvements in field equipment and experimental approaches, shed light on their ecology but has also shown that there is still much to learn. Furthermore, all data accumulated so far needs organization and interpretation based on ecological theory. Thus, microbial ecologists continue to address questions related to the diversity, function, biogeography, and biological interactions of microbes in aquatic habitats, often associated with serious global or local environmental issues facing societies today. The Special Issue “Microbial Ecology of Aquatic Habitats” aims to present recent research on viruses, prokaryotes, and protists dynamics in marine and freshwater habitats, natural, artificial or engineered. Indicative topics of interest of this issue are:
- Biodiversity and community assembly of microbes
- Biogeography of microbes
- Application of ecology theory to microbial ecology
- Role of microbes on biogeochemical processes
- Response of microbes to environmental stress
- Microbes as trophic links in food webs
- Mixotrophic protists
- Ecology of viruses
- Microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions
Asst. Prof. Dr. Hera Karayanni
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- Community assembly
- Microbial function
- Ecology theory