Microbial Ecology Reading Group

I’ve started a Microbial Ecology Reading group at UC Riverside. Here are the papers we read each week in case you want to follow along!

Winter 2019:

Week 1: Nilsson H et al “Mycobiome diversity: high-throughput sequencing and identification of fungi.” Nature Microbiology Reviews 2018.

Week 2: Pollock J et al “The Madness of Microbiome: Attempting to Find Consensus “Best Practice” for 16S Microbiome Studies.” AEM 208.

Week 3: Bruns T “The developing relationship between the study of fungal communities and community ecology theory” Fungal Ecology 2019.

Week 4: Delgado-Baquerizo_et_al “Effects of climate legacies on above- and belowground community assembly.” Global Change Biology 2018

Week 5: Zhang et al “Fungal networks shape dynamics of bacterial dispersal and community assembly in cheese rind microbiomes.” Nature Communications 2018.

Week 6: Carini et al “Relic DNA is abundant in soil and obscures estimates of soil microbial diversity” Nature Microbiology 2016.

Lennon et al “How, when, and where relic DNA affects microbial diversity” mBio 2018.

Week 7: Bonfante P “The future has roots in the past: the ideas and scientists that shaped mycorrhizal research” New Phytologist 2018.

Brundrett and Tedersoo “Evolutionary history of mycorrhizal symbioses and global host plant diversity” New Phytologist 2018.

Fall 2018:

Week one: Bahram et al “Structure and function of the global topsoil microbiome” Nature 2018

Week two: Carini et al “Unraveling the effects of spatial variability and relic DNA on the temporal dynamics of soil microbial communities” bioRxiv 2018

Week three: Hall et al “Understanding how microbiomes influence the systems they inhabit” Nature Microbiology 2018

week four: Pressler_et_al “Belowground community responses to fire: meta-analysis reveals contrasting responses of soil microorganisms and mesofauna” Oikos 2018

Week five: Averill_et_al “Continental-scale nitrogen pollution is shifting forest mycorrhizal associations and soil carbon stocks” Global Change Biology 2018

week six: Ahrendt et al “Leveraging single-cell genomics to expand the fungal tree of life” Nature Microbiology 2018

week seven: Sulman_et_al “Multiple models and experiments underescore large uncertainty in soil carbon dynamics” Biogeochemistry 2018

week eight: de Vries_et_al “Soil bacterial networks are less stable under drought than fungal networks” Nature Communications 2018

week nine: Wilhelm_et_al_ “Bacterial contributions to delignification and lignocellulose degradation in forest soils with metagenomic and quantitative stable isotope probing” ISME J 2018

week ten: Jansson and Hofmoeckel “The soil microbiome- from metagenomics to metaphenomics” Current Opinion in Microbiology 2018

week eleven: Schimel J “Life in Dry Soils: Effects of Drought on Soil Microbial Communities and Processes” Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2018