Special Issue "Advances in Soil Microbiome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
2. School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354, USA
Interests: environmental science; microbial ecology; biogeochemistry; metabolomics; wildfire science
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The soil microbiome plays a critical role in cycling carbon in the ecosystem, and in promoting plant health. However, the complexity of the microbiome makes analysis of the involved communities, molecular processes, and emergent phenotypes difficult. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that while our analytical tools can be applied at the molecular scale in the laboratory, this is often not possible in natural soil, requiring either the use of nonsoil environments or the analysis of soil samples at a scale that is much greater than that of microbial interactions. In order to bridge these gaps, new tools are required that can mimic soil in the laboratory, as are new techniques to query soil directly and new modeling tools to apply what we learn in the laboratory to the field. The application of these new approaches will lead to novel insights into how interactions within soil communities and between species scale up to the emergent metaphenome of the soil. This Special Issue will cover some of the latest advances in both analytical and modeling techniques applied to the soil microbiome as well as new conclusions gained from these approaches that lead to a deeper understanding of how the soil microbiome drives plant health and carbon cycling in the ecosystem.
Dr. Ryan McClure
Dr. Emily B. Graham
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