MM34B:
Microbial Genomics to Improve Predictive Understanding of Disturbance in the Global Ocean System II Posters

Session ID#: 85167

Session Description:
Microorganisms represent a vast reservoir of metabolic potential and they mediate biogeochemical cycles in the global ocean. As such, they play a critical role in the response of marine ecosystems to perturbations, such as oil spills, catastrophic storms or climate change. Next generation sequencing, advanced bioinformatics tools, and the extensive application of genomics to marine microbiology have revolutionized our understanding of the structure and function of microbial communities in the world ocean. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the first large-scale environmental disaster where genomics techniques were applied to track the microbial response to perturbation.  This session seeks to synthesize scientific achievements in microbial genomics to present advanced understanding and improved practices for assessing disturbance and environmental change in the global ocean system. Synthesis will focus on experimental results and modeling, employing microbial genomics data collected in the field and laboratory.  Presentations of technical, conceptual, and/or bioinformatic advances that drive use of genomics data in marine microbiology and studies linking “genomics” or “metagenomics” based studies with biogeochemistry and oceanography data sets, are encouraged. Integrated studies are critical for improving strategies for elucidating responses to perturbation across a range of spatial and temporal scales.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Primary Chair:  Joel E Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States
Co-chairs:  Samantha B Joye, University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, Casey RJ Hubert, University of Calgary, Biological Sciences, Calgary, AB, Canada and Rita R Colwell, University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Primary Liaison:  Joel E Kostka, Do Not Wish to Give out, Atlanta, GA, United States
Moderators:  Joel E Kostka, Do Not Wish to Give out, Atlanta, GA, United States, Samantha B Joye, University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, Casey RJ Hubert, Newcastle University, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom and Rita R Colwell, University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Joel E Kostka, Do Not Wish to Give out, Atlanta, GA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Microbial Community Analysis of Recently Deposited Marine Oil Snow in the Gulf of Mexico Between 2010 to 2018 (655076)
Jason R Westrich1, Rachael Karns2 and Samantha B Joye2, (1)The University of Georiga, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, (2)University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States
 
Predicting Optimal Growth Rate of Marine Bacteria with Genetic Signatures of Cold Adaptation (657936)
Anais Gentilhomme, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, United States and Eric Collins, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK, United States
 
Quantification of Bathyarchaeota in Enriched Delaware Sediments (639452)
Malique Bowen, United States, LeAundra Schöpflin, University of Delaware, United States and Jennifer Biddle, Univ of Delaware, Lewes, DE, United States
 
From Genomics to Physiology: Identification and Characterization of Discovered Cyclobacterium marinum (07MW18) (643378)
Ajanay Hines, Hampton University, Biological Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States