Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015 Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015
Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes
29.11.2015 - 3.12.2015, Prague, Czech Republic
The conference is planned as an interdisciplinary platform where data from different experts can be linked and new strategies for further research topics can be defined. This includes questions addressing microbial communities and (meta)genomes in soils and their role in soil quality and soil health. An important link will be made to metaproteomics and particularly enzymology, which is crucial to unravel what the measured rates of microbial processes tell us about the cycling of elements and organic matter as a whole. Another issue is a wide scope covering both bacterial and fungal ecology and the ecology of archaea. Overall the conference should help to build up a conceptual framework that incorporates not only the diversity of microorganisms, but also their functions and properties of their abiotic environments. Our aim is to bring experts from all these disciplines to a meeting where all can benefit from interaction. We hope that this was achieved already during our first meeting in 2011, attended by more than 400 delegates, and look forward to meeting you in Prague in 2015.