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Microbial drivers of global change at the aggregate scale: linking genomic function to carbon metabolism and warming
Co-PI: Adina Howe, Folker Meyer, Galya Orr
A Microbiology postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University (ISU) in collaboration with scientist sat the Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) division, the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) and EMSL.
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The terrestrial biosphere is a key component of the global carbon cycle and its carbon balance is strongly influenced by climate. Continuing environmental changes are thought to increase global terrestrial carbon uptake. But evidence is mounting that climate extremes such as droughts or storms can lead to a decrease in regional ecosystem carbon stocks and therefore have the potential to negate an expected increase in terrestrial carbon uptake.
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