MM001:
A Matter of Life and Death: The Role of Microbial Interactions in Mediating Biogeochemical Cycles


Session ID#: 29854

Session Description:
Marine microbes play essential roles in the structuring of marine food webs, and the movement of organic material and nutrients throughout the ocean. Increasingly, it is recognized that individual-level microbial interactions play an intrinsic role in controlling species diversity, community composition, and the fate of nutrient regeneration and carbon export. However, linking microbial interactions from the individual level to shifts in biogeochemistry has proven complex, often requiring a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches.

Within this interdisciplinary session, we invite abstracts that enhance our mechanistic understanding of how biological interactions (e.g. predator-prey, allelopathy, parasitism, viruses), between or among microbes, influence biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. Integrative approaches that connect scales – from individual interactions to the ecosystem level using laboratory, in situ or modelling studies are encouraged. This session will cover a broad range of topics, including how microbial interactions influence: growth promotion, induction of mortality, chemical communication, and changes in gene expression, as well as the incorporation of these interactions into ecosystem models.

Primary Chairs:  Kyle Mayers, University of Southampton, Ocean & Earth Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom and David Talmy, MIT, MA
Co-chairs:  Elizabeth Harvey, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States and Stephen Beckett, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States
Index Terms:

4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Amaranta Focardi, Martin Ostrowski and Ian Paulsen, Macquarie University, chemistry and biomolecular science, Sydney, Australia
Matthew D Johnson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Julia M Brown1, Joseph M Brown2, Jessica Labonté3 and Ramunas Stepanauskas1, (1)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Department of Marine Microbiology, Galveston, TX, United States
Patrick Duffy, University of Georgia, United States and Elizabeth Harvey, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States
Karen Ho, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Monterey Park, CA, United States
Brittany Schieler1, Megha V Soni2, Donald J Hirsh3 and Kay D Bidle1, (1)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University, Biochemistry and Microbiology, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)The College of New Jersey, Chemistry, Ewing, NJ, United States
Kimberlee Thamatrakoln1, David Talmy2, Liti Haramaty3, Christopher Maniscalco3, Jason Latham3, Ben Knowles3, Frank Natale4, Marco Coolen5, Michael J Follows6 and Kay D Bidle7, (1)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)MIT, MA, (3)Rutgers University, NJ, United States, (4)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (5)Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, (6)Massachusetts Inst Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States, (7)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Christopher Johns1, Jozef Iosif Nissimov1, Frank Natale1, Vicky Knapp2, Helen F Fredricks3, Alwin Mui4, Benjamin AS Van Mooy5 and Kay D Bidle6, (1)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)University of South Carolina, SC, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, NJ, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Kyle Mayers1, Alex J Poulton2, Kay D Bidle3, Brittany Schieler3, Sarah L C Giering4, Seona R Wells5, Glen Tarran6, Thais Bittar7, Sean Anderson8 and Elizabeth Harvey8, (1)University of Southampton, Ocean & Earth Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)Heriot-Watt University, The Lyell Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (3)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (4)National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom, (5)University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, (6)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (7)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia, Marine Sciences Department, Savannah, GA, United States, (8)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States
Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad1, Sara Yamamoto1 and Elizabeth Harvey2, (1)Roosevelt University, Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States
Kay D Bidle1, Jozef Iosif Nissimov2, David Talmy3, Liti Haramaty4, Helen F Fredricks5, Udi Zelzion4, A. Murat Eren6, Rebecca Gardella2, Christien Laber7, Kuldeep Moore8, Marco Coolen9, Debashish Bhattacharya4, Benjamin AS Van Mooy10 and Michael J Follows11, (1)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)MIT, MA, (4)Rutgers University, NJ, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (7)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (8)Hamilton, ON, Canada, (9)Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, (10)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (11)Massachusetts Inst Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States
Kevin Becker1, Gazalah Sabehi2, David A Caron3, Debbie Lindell2, Helen F Fredricks4, Sallie W Chisholm5 and Benjamin AS Van Mooy1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Biology, Haifa, Israel, (3)University of Southern California, Biological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States
Linta Reji1, Bradley B Tolar1, Jason M Smith2, Francisco Chavez3 and Christopher Francis1, (1)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Thais Bittar1, Sean Anderson2, Kyle Mayers3, Patrick Duffy4, Karrie Bulski5, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln6, Kay D Bidle7 and Elizabeth Harvey2, (1)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia, Marine Sciences Department, Savannah, GA, United States, (2)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States, (3)University of Southampton, Ocean & Earth Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom, (4)University of Georgia, United States, (5)University of Georgia, Savannah, GA, United States, (6)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (7)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Stephen Beckett and Joshua S Weitz, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States
Ben Knowles, Rutgers University, NJ, United States, Frank Natale, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Kay D Bidle, Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Virginia P Edgcomb1, Roxanne Beinart2, Sean Sylva3, Johana Rotterova4, Ivan Cepicka4, Jeffrey Seewald5 and Rebecca J Gast6, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Geology and Geophysics Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Charles University of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, (5)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Aboozar Tabatabai, Marine Biological Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, United States; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, Joseph John Vallino, Ecosystems Ctr, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Michael J Follows, Massachusetts Inst Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States
Charbel bou Khalil, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, United States