2015 High-Resolution Microbiome Informatics Meeting March 19-20

March 16th, 2015 @

2015 Schedule for High-Resolution Microbiome Informatics Meeting, March 19-20

Impacts of Beach Oiling on Coastal Microbes

April 17th, 2014 @

The beach ecosystems along the northern Gulf Coast underwent a major disturbance in the months following the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and its release of the equivalent of 4.9 million barrels of oil.  In 2013 Bay Paul Center scientists published a study of the changes in microbial community composition from oil hydrocarbon contaminated sands at 7 coastal sites that experienced […]

New Methods for Detecting Variation in Microbial Communities

April 8th, 2014 @

Bacteria comprise the most diverse domain of life on Earth, where they occupy nearly every possible ecological niche and play key roles in biological and chemical processes. Studying the composition and ecology of bacterial ecosystems and understanding their function are of prime importance. Standard methods of analyzing microbial communities often fail to resolve ecologically meaningful […]