USPA RCOP: Taking a Look at the Overlooked: Microorganisms and their Processes in Permafrost [Session 3]

Taking a Look at the Overlooked: Microorganisms and their Processes in Permafrost [Session 3]

Intact permafrost harbors a diverse group of both active and dormant microorganisms. As permafrost thaws, these microbial populations face dramatic changes in both their physical and chemical environments. Unknowns remain regarding many microbial-mediated processes that have the potential to alter feedbacks between permafrost regions and the global climate system, from the rate and fate of transformation of the large stock of permafrost organic matter to changes in aboveground vegetation. This session invites contributions that cover diverse aspects of permafrost microbiology and make connections with permafrost physics and chemistry.  We highly encourage submissions that explore the diversity and activity of microbial communities in intact and thawing permafrost soils using a wide range of techniques including ‘omics, culturing, and modelling of microbial processes through laboratory or field studies.

Come join us! 

Poster session: Monday at 12 pm Eastern

Live talk and discussion is Monday 10/25/21 at 4 pm Easter