02 February 2011

New model shows how microbes influence nutrient cycling

A new model developed by IIASA’s Oskar Franklin and partners in MICDIF demonstrates how microbes, such as bacteria, adjust their composition to maximize their growth, which may influence large scale nutrient cycling in ecosystems.

© Edward K. Hall © Edward K. Hall

© Edward K. Hall

The model, detailed in the latest issue of The American Naturalist, also helps to explain how microbes respond to a changing environment. More.

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