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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Microbial Ecology Section is to promote research and education regarding the ecology of microorganisms. This shall include:

  • Encouragement of research regarding the ecology of bacteria, archaea, microeukarya, and viruses
  • Sponsorship of meetings concerning such research
  • Promotion of the integration of microbial ecology into the general study of ecology
  • Education of scientists and the general public regarding the pivotal role micro organisms play in ecological systems.

The Microbial Ecology Section is governed by ESA bylaws.


Liane Cochran-Stafira, Ph.D. | phone (773) 298.3514 | email: