Darwin’s Invertebrates: A Transient 'Black Box' Microbial Oasis

Darwin’s Invertebrates: A Transient 'Black Box' Microbial Oasis

September 23, 2016


727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287


Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Date and Time

October 7, 2016, 11:00 am (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Harold L. Drake, Ph.D., Department Chair, Ecological Microbiology at the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany; Editor-in-Chief for Applied and Environmental Microbiology

A collection of findings illustrate that the alimentary canal of the earthworm (a) constitutes a mobile and dynamic anoxic microcompartment that has novel impact on the soil microbiome and (b) augments the production of greenhouse gases and the cycling of elements in the terrestrial biosphere. Functional parallels to peatlands and other greenhouse-gas-emitting ecosystems will be presented.

This seminar is presented by the ASU Microbiology Graduate Student Association (MGSA).