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Welcome to the Microbial Ecology of Changing Environments Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

Submit to PLOS ONE to get your microbial ecology research in front of a global, interdisciplinary audience. 

The submission deadline has been extended to April 10, 2020. 

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Melissa Cregger

Oak ridge national laboratory
usa

Stephanie Kivlin

university of tennessee, knoxville
usa

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“Given the myriad of global changes and extreme events threatening our ecosystems, it is imperative to understand how the smallest members (microbes) respond if we are to understand and predict how ecosystems will function in the future. Excellent, open access research is necessary to arm the global community with the knowledge to face the challenges ahead.”

— Dr. Melissa Cregger, Guest Editor

PLOS ONE is excited to announce a Call for Papers for a Collection on the theme of Microbial Ecology of Changing Environments. We invite you to submit interdisciplinary research exploring microbial ecology and diversity, terrestrial polar microbiology, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, ocean acidification, bioremediation, wildlife epidemiology and more.

From the response and contribution of microbes to climate change to the impacts on microbes of acute disturbance events, and from community interactions in naturally dynamic environments to the effects of global change on plant and wildlife disease epidemiology, our Collection will bring together research from across the diverse, interwoven strands of microbial ecology.

“As environmental microbiome sequencing efforts expand in spatial and temporal extent, we are increasingly aware of the critical roles that microorganisms play in structuring ecosystem nutrient and carbon cycles and their response to global change. Therefore this Call for Papers is extremely timely as we travel further into the Anthropocene.”

— Dr. Stephanie Kivlin, Guest Editor

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