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Title: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World

Microbiomes underpin biogeochemical processes, sustain the bases of food webs, and recycle carbon and nutrients. Hence, microbes are frontline players in determining ecosystem responses to environmental change. My research team and I investigate the causes and consequences of microbiome stability. Our primary objective is to understand the responses of complex microbiomes to stressors associated with environmental change. This work is important because Earth is changing rapidly and drastically, and these changes are expected to have serious consequences for ecosystems, their inhabiting organisms, and their microbiomes. Therefore, we aim to understand the repercussions of alterations to microbiome structure and functions and to use this information to predict the responses of microbiomes to stressors. This research is critical to prepare for, respond to, and potentially moderate environmental change. We anticipate that the results of our research will contribute toward these goals and will broadly inform management or manipulation of microbiomes toward desired functions.
Authors:
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  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0018409
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
mSystems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2379-5077
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Centralia; disturbance ecology; diversity reservoir; dormancy; environmental change; microbial ecology; rare biosphere; stability; structure-function; temporal dynamics
OSTI Identifier:
1506662

Shade, Ashley. Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00157-17.
Shade, Ashley. Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World. United States. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00157-17.
Shade, Ashley. 2018. "Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World". United States. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00157-17. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1506662.
@article{osti_1506662,
title = {Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World},
author = {Shade, Ashley},
abstractNote = {Microbiomes underpin biogeochemical processes, sustain the bases of food webs, and recycle carbon and nutrients. Hence, microbes are frontline players in determining ecosystem responses to environmental change. My research team and I investigate the causes and consequences of microbiome stability. Our primary objective is to understand the responses of complex microbiomes to stressors associated with environmental change. This work is important because Earth is changing rapidly and drastically, and these changes are expected to have serious consequences for ecosystems, their inhabiting organisms, and their microbiomes. Therefore, we aim to understand the repercussions of alterations to microbiome structure and functions and to use this information to predict the responses of microbiomes to stressors. This research is critical to prepare for, respond to, and potentially moderate environmental change. We anticipate that the results of our research will contribute toward these goals and will broadly inform management or manipulation of microbiomes toward desired functions.},
doi = {10.1128/mSystems.00157-17},
journal = {mSystems},
number = 2,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}