Interfacing Hydrology and Microbiology: Combining Hydrologic Tools with Microbiological Methods to Study Subsurface Ecosystems

Session ID#: 24242

Session Description:
Traditional hydrological tools can be used with microbiological analyses to better understand the fluxes of energy and nutrients that make life possible in Earth’s subsurface. This interface enhances the study of subsurface environments, ranging from the deep marine biosphere to terrestrial bioremediation efforts. This session capitalizes on an interdisciplinary approach of microbiological studies that are informed and supplemented by hydrologic experimentation. Appropriate studies may include innovative methods for incorporating microbial processes into reactive transport models, or how other hydrologic techniques such as tracer tests, borehole geochemical analyses, or heatflow measurements are used to inform microbiological experimentation across scales; from laboratory culturing, in situ microbial sampling schemes, ‘omic analyses (metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), and field-scale engineering applications. Presentations ranging from microbially induced changes in chemical or physical subsurface processes to the exploration of deep life that bridge the interface between hydrology and microbiology are encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Tess S Weathers, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Conveners:  Stephanie A Carr, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States, Douglas LaRowe, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Charles Geoffrey Wheat, University of Alaska Fairbanks, IMS, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, and Biogeosciences

  • B - Biogeosciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Xiaoying Zhang, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China and Bill Hu, Jinan University, Institute of Groundwater and Earth Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Andrew T Fisher, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Charles Geoffrey Wheat, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States, Rachel M Lauer, Rachel Lauer, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Heinrich W Villinger, Univ Bremen, Bremen, Germany, James McManus, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States and Beth Orcutt, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Mengxiaojun Wu1, Hongmei Wang2, Nian Wang1 and Meng Wang1, (1)China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Wuhan, China, (2)China University of Geosciences Wuhan, State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, Wuhan, China
Olivier Bochet1, Tanguy Le Borgne2, Lorine Bethencourt3, Luc Aquilina4, Alexis Dufresne5, Mathieu Pédrot6, Julien Farasin3, Benjamin W Abbott7, Thierry Labasque8, Eliot Chatton6, Nicolas Lavenant2 and Christophe Petton9, (1)University of Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (2)Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (3)University of Rennes 1, OSUR, Rennes, France, (4)Géosciences Rennes, UMR CNRS 6118 - Université Rennes 1, Rennes Cedex, France, (5)CNRS, Ecobio UMR 6553, Rennes, France, (6)University of Rennes 1, Géosciences Rennes UMR 6118, Rennes, France, (7)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (8)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (9)UMR CNRS 6118, University of Rennes 1, Géosciences Rennes, Rennes, France
Philip Matthew McGuire, Lily M Falk and Matthew C Reid, Cornell University, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, NY, United States
Max Giannetta, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Robert A. Sanford, Institute for Genomic Biology, Urbana, IL, United States and Jennifer L Druhan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Geology, Urbana, IL, United States
Laurence G Miller1, Chava Bobb1,2, Stacy Bennett1 and John A Izbicki3, (1)USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)USGS California Water Science Center San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
Stephanie A Carr1, Sean Jungbluth2, Michael S Rappe2 and Beth Orcutt3, (1)Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Timothy D Scheibe1, James Stegen2, Hyun-Seob Song3, Emily Graham1, Jie Bao4, Amy Goldman1, Tian Zhou1, Alex Crump5, Zhangshuan Hou6, Glenn E Hammond7, Xingyuan Chen1, Maoyi Huang1, Xuesong Zhang8, William C Nelson1 and Vanessa Alessandra Garayburu-Caruso1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Microbiology Group, Biological Sciences Division, Richland, WA, United States, (3)PNNL, Richland, WA, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Experimental and Computational Engineering Group, Richland, WA, United States, (5)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, (6)Pac NW Nat'l Lab-Hydrology, Richland, WA, United States, (7)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (8)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States
Antonio Alves Meira Neto1, Aditi Sengupta2, Yadi Wang3, Till Volkmann2, Jon Chorover4 and Peter A A Troch5, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)Biosphere2, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Friedrich Knuth, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Timothy J Crone, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Aaron Marburg, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Tess S Weathers, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Andrew T Fisher, UC Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Dustin M Winslow, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Philip H Stauffer, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos New Mexic, NM, United States and Carl W Gable, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States

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