Investigating marine microbial interactions with stable isotopes

Session ID#: 27551

Session Description:
Stable isotopes provide a powerful tool for characterizing microbial interactions and their influence on biogeochemical cycles. Recent advancements have enabled the investigation of biologically relevant isotopes in higher resolution and at lower abundance than previously permitted. Examples of such techniques include, but are not limited to, stable isotope probing coupled to FISH-NanoSIMS, microarray (i.e. Chip-SIP), and biomolecule analyses. These types of approaches can be particularly valuable for determining the functional roles of microorganisms in complex communities. Furthermore, coupling compound-specific measurements with genomic techniques provides an unparalleled platform for detailed investigations of how microbial communities cycle nutrients. This session seeks to be a forum to discuss advances in techniques and applications in aquatic ecosystems. We invite investigations using different combinations of stable isotope approaches across a range of marine ecosystems (e.g., planktonic ecosystems, deep sea benthic ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems). We welcome approaches targeting entire microbial communities or specific populations. Our aim is to enhance the understanding of marine microbial interactions, as well as to identify challenges and develop avenues for future research using stable isotopes.
Primary Chair:  Alexis Pasulka, California Polytechnic State University, Department of Biological Sciences, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Co-Chair:  Katherine Dawson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Index Terms:

4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4845 Nutrients and nutrient cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
  • CT - Chemical Tracers, Organic Matter and Trace Materials
  • MM - Microbiology and Molecular Ecology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Gabriela Fabiola Paredes Rojas1, Tobias Viehböck1, Jean Marie Volland1, Raymond Lee2 and Silvia Bulgheresi1, (1)University of Vienna, Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Division, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, Vienna, Austria, (2)Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States
Felix Weber1, Tatiana Zaliznyak1, Roxanne Beinart2, Virginia P Edgcomb3 and Gordon T Taylor1, (1)Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Julie A Huber, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Elizabeth Trembath-reichert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Falmouth, MA, United States, David A Butterfield, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, William Chadwick, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Benjamin I Larson, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States
Sarah Hurley1,2, Hilary G Close3, Claire E Jasper4, Felix J Elling5 and Ann Pearson1, (1)Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)University of Colorado Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (4)Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, (5)MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Anne E Dekas1, Alma Elizabeth Parada1, Xavier Mayali2, Jed A Fuhrman3, Peter K Weber2 and Jennifer Pett-Ridge2, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (3)Univ Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jenan J Kharbush, Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States and Ann Pearson, Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Ty James Samo1, Jeff Kimbrel2, Daniel Nilson2, Jennifer Pett-Ridge2, Peter K Weber2 and Xavier Mayali2, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Michael Morando and Douglas G Capone, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States