February 1 2011

10:00 1601 MSB

This seminar is sponsored by The Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics

Jessica Green
Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon

Microbial Biodeversity and sustainable well-being


Microorganisms comprise the majority of Earth’s biodiversity. Recent advances in our ability to quantify and visualize microbial diversity in natural environments have prompted a new era of microbial exploration, one that builds upon the foundations of plant and animal biodiversity research. These new explorations have already radically changed thinking in ecology and evolution. I discuss how explorations of microbial biodiversity in the built environment may radically change thinking about sustainability, human health and well being.











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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