Slaughter of the Song Birds goo.gl/QmdIvO @EvolutionPirate This will indeed mess with your deliciousness trait bird phylogeny
College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. wpo.st/KCgX0
Resolving Conflicts between Agriculture and the Natural Environment goo.gl/cuqjwn @JR_Etheridge
The Ecology of Artificial Wetlands bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/4/3… @brainsonthebird
Humans have manipulated ecosystems to keep pace with demands for clean water, food, fiber and fuel. Land use history can have lasting impacts on contemporary ecosystems, especially on microorganisms involved in regulating ecosystem services. Research in the Peralta Lab seeks to understand how land use change influences microbial community structure and function. Land use history can positively or negatively influence ecosystem services, and the strength and outcome of these legacy effects may be variable due to the persistence of microorganisms from previous land use. Our ability to manage microbial functions is especially important for enhancing water quality, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and crop production. We use a combination of molecular- and culture-based approaches to characterize microbial communities. In addition, we use a combination of field- and lab-based methods to assess microbially mediated functions (e.g., soil-borne disease suppression, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, plant growth promotion).
Research in the Peralta Lab explores the following questions:
(1) How does past land use impact contemporary microbial community composition and function?
(2) How can current management practices enhance microbial ecosystem services?
(3) What are social-ecological barriers to managing microbial ecosystem services?
Checked out the 3rd St. blowout (research site) w/ @ArianePeralta during the 4 in. rain storm this week. #FutureRSC
History! I have four homebrews on tap for the first time. Unsurprisingly, people are happy to help consume these.
Required reading: How to build a better PhD : Nature News & Comment tinyurl.com/j8c88fv via @NatureNews
Land change science: the key to understanding is in the identification of patterns sesync.us/meta
#NerdNite (homecoming edition) comes to ECU Biology featuring @seekar and @ArianePeralta @ECU_Biology #ECU_Biology rbl.ms/1PTboWW
Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move feedly.com/e/2qT9Lm_v via @jaytlennon @EvolutionPirate
Postdoc Yanmei Sun and tech Casey Eakins setting up tomato expt! C'mon soil microbes, do some disease suppression!
The Beauty Shop, one of C-U’s coolest dormant bands, is reuniting Sunday at @intheaccord: smilepolitely.com/music/lets_tal…
Coevolutionary Epidemiology: Disease Spread, Local Adaptation, and Sex goo.gl/E74iLg @Seekar @JohannaSalzer
Doing some lab cleaning and found this #throwback. The bassist, @ArianePeralta, is a prof @ ECU rocking with microbes
Achieving and communicating globally relevant applied ecological research goo.gl/60IGr8
Science & Social Media @ECU_Biology. Featuring @ArianePeralta and @Island_Frogger. ecu.edu/news/researcha…
Still probably the greatest Venn Diagram ever.
AP had a great week at the 2015 LTER ASM. Highlights: KBS reunion; Microbial Ecology Working Group to be revived; Wetlands Working Group in the making!; Great stormwater chats with folks at CAP and BES LTERs; Very exciting science supported by NSF LTER Network!