Wednesday, August 10, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
The National Ecological Observatory Network and Critical Zone Observatory network are National Science Foundation efforts to understand ecosystems around the country. Together they are generating a massive amount of high quality soil microbial community and biogeochemistry data. We have formed a group to begin to integrate these two different data sources and data types, in order to compare the microbially-mediated biogeochemical functions of the diversity of ecosystems across the US. We anticipate using this vast dataset to delve deeper into the connections between soil microorganisms and biogeochemical cycling.