Special Issue "Molecular and Microbial Ecology: Plastic Responses and Eco-Evolutionary Interactions with Environmental Stressors and Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3469
Interests: molecular ecology; contemporary evolution; functional genomics; molecular systematics; population and evolutionary genomics; microbial ecology; eco-evolutionary dynamics
Interests: soil microbial ecology; soil nematodes; soil enzymes; plant–soil microbe interactions
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Special Issue in Land: Impact of Pollutants on Soil Health
The need to understand the short-term plastic and contemporary adaptive responses of organisms to environmental stressors and fast-paced climate change has never been more urgent. Microbial communities are also increasingly recognized as an integral part of healthy, sustainable ecosystems (soil, air, water) with key roles in several ecosystem functions from nutrient cycling to greenhouse gas emissions, and the dynamics of organic matter turnover. It is thus of great importance to assess the relationship between genetic diversity at different levels and ecosystem functioning under conditions of rapid environmental change. In this Special Issue, we invite studies, reviews, and datasets of molecular and microbial ecology interest regardless of taxon that investigate and disentangle the plastic and evolutionary components of this relationship at either the macro-environment (soil, air, water) or the micro-environment (e.g., gut microbiota). Our goal is to provide in this issue a collection of high-quality articles that present novel insights into the ways that organisms and microbial communities respond to rapid changes to their environments.
Dr. Spiros Papakostas
Dr. Nikolaos Monokrousos
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- rapid local adaptation
- eco-evolutionary dynamics
- microbial communities and structure
- population genomics