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Centering Microbes in the Emerging Role of Integrative Biology in Understanding Environmental Change
Integrative and Comparative Biology
The current environmental changes stressing the Earth’s biological systems urgently require study from an integrated perspective to reveal unexpected, cross-scale interactions, particularly between microbes and macroscale phenomena. Such interactions are the basis of a mechanistic understanding of the important connections between deforestation and emerging infectious disease, feedback between ecosystem disturbance and the gut microbiome, and the cross-scale effects of environmental pollutants. These kinds of questions can be answered with existing techniques and data, but a concerted effort is necessary to better coordinate studies and data sets from different disciplines to fully leverage their potential.
Anderson, Laurel J.; Weems, Ebony I.; de la Sancha, Noé U.; and et al, "Centering Microbes in the Emerging Role of Integrative Biology in Understanding Environmental Change" (2021). Faculty Work by year. 4.
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