Special Issue "Unraveling the Hidden Diversity: Exploring the Diversity of Microbial Communities in Soil Ecosystems"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Diversity and Culture Collections".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 33

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chunyun Jia
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Guest Editor
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
Interests: soil restoration; soil microbes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soils harbor highly diverse microbial communities that play fundamental roles in nutrient cycling, plant health, and ecosystem functioning.

Through a series of innovative studies, this Special Issue showcases the latest advancements in understanding microbial diversity in soil. Cutting-edge techniques such as high-throughput sequencing, metagenomics, and isotopic probing have revealed hitherto unknown microbial taxa and unveiled their ecological roles.

Contributions in this Special Issue highlight the impact of environmental factors, land use, and climate change on soil microbial communities, underscoring the importance of preserving microbial diversity for sustainable land use and global environmental stewardship. Additionally, the interactions between microorganisms and plants, as well as their responses to various stressors, are explored.

By gaining deeper insights into the world beneath our feet, this collection underscores the indispensable role of soil microbes in shaping our planet's ecology and highlights the urgent need for their conservation and appreciation in our quest for a resilient and biodiverse future.

Dr. Chunyun Jia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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