As part of the
Science Forum Series
, Dr. Jennifer Martiny, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, will be sharing her research about microbial diversity, ecosystem functioning, and global change.
Microorganisms drive many processes in ecosystems on which humans depend. Recent research demonstrates that the variety of microbes affect the rate of processes such as decomposition and CO2 flux to the atmosphere as well as how an ecosystem responds to environmental change. Dr. Martiny will discuss the challenges of incorporating microbes into predictions of ecosystem functioning in the face of expected global changes.
December 4, 2013
Argyros Forum Student Ballroom, 119B
Visit the Science Forum Series website for more information.
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