Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange
Speaker: Professor James Bever (University of Kansas)
Title of the talk: Does the microbiome drive plant community structure and function?
Time: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 15.15
Place: virtual seminar in Zoom
Summary: As we try to adapt to an increasingly dynamic climate in the Anthropocene, it is critical to correctly understand the drivers of diversity, composition and function in terrestrial ecosystems. I will present evidence that the microbiome exerts strong influence on plant community diversity, composition and productivity.