IGN 6-1 - NEON-CZO microbial ecology and biogeochemistry data integration and cross-site comparison

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Emma L. Aronson1, Chelsea Carey2, Aaron Packman3, Nanxi Lu3, Emilio Mayorga4, Sarah M. Owens5, Folker Meyer6 and Lee F. Stanish7, (1)Plant Pathology and Microbiology, UC Riverside, CA, (2)University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, (3)Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, IL, (4)Washington State University, WA, (5)Computation Institute, Earth Microbiome Project (http://www.earthmicrobiome.org), University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (6)Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (7)Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
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.