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Microbial Ecology Section

Members of the Microbial Ecology Section of ESA are ecologists who work with microbes as their organisms of interest. We ask the same sort of ecological questions that would intrigue a plant or animal ecologist, and we work in ecosystems as varied as deep ocean hydrothermal vents and the interior of the human gut. We observe and collect data from natural systems and we design experiments to test hypotheses. We work in labs and go out to our field sites where we get as dirty as any other field ecologist. We hope you will take a look at the work of some of our section members. If you are an ecological or environmental microbiologist, we hope you will consider joining the Ecological Society of America and our section. We also hope that some of you will consider submitting your manuscripts to ESA Journals or other ecological publications as an alternative to the strictly microbiological literature.

Membership - To join us, fill out the membership form located on the ESA Membership site and scroll down to "V.Section Affiliation" and select "Microbial Ecology Section". Annual section membership dues are $5. You may join us at any time: ESA memberships run January to December, regardless of when you join.

Liane Cochran-Stafira, Ph.D. | phone (773) 298.3514 | email:
Rev. 03/01/2011