The biogeography of the Plastisphere: implications for policy

December 4th, 2015 @

In the December issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Linda Amaral-Zettler and colleagues present an ocean-basin scale analysis of hundreds of microplastics and water samples collected from the Atlantic and Pacific “garbage patches” – huge, circulating water masses in the high seas where plastic debris is accumulating. These gyres of plastic litter, located […]

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 […]