I am co-organizing a session at this year’s annual AGU meeting in San Francisco focusing on the microbial influence on atmospheric chemistry and ecosystem processes. We are bringing together a group with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and scientific approaches to share approaches and ideas. We hope to see you there on Friday!
Sessions: B51D (poster), B53D (oral), B54B (oral)
Laura Meredith, MIT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Febria, University of Maryland, email@example.com
Jake Hosen, University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Hall, email@example.com
Microbial communities are mediators of all biogeochemical cycles, controlling ecosystem responses to human-induced change. Advances in the molecular characterization of carbon and microbial communities have produced novel datasets that capture large spatiotemporal dynamics. Researchers are now able to address questions about the interactivities of nutrient flux from the microbial community to ecosystem scale. This session will highlight ressearch on the functional role of microbial communities in ecosystem-level biogeochemistry. We encourage contributions that investigate C, N, P, small-scale experiments and syntheses that can inform understanding of ecosystem-level responses to environmental change.
 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Ecosystems, structure and dynamics
 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Nutrients and nutrient cycling
 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Microbiology: ecology, physiology and genomics
 BIOGEOSCIENCES / Carbon cycling