Science Seminars

Response and reaction of microbial community to the changing climate

The most recent report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the climate change is present as we have observed in various situations lately, such as severe weather patterns, shifting tropical disease range, moving plant hardiness zone and others. The ever-rising trends of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration and resulting global average temperature are well documented, all the prediction points that they will continue the current trends with increased rate without immediate comprehensive mitigation efforts. The ecosystem level consequences have been studied using research scheme mostly on plants, however considering the significant role of microbiota for the ecosystem functions more studies focusing microbes need to be carried out. Throughout the talk, I will present and discuss two studies regarding soil microbial functional response to the future CO2 level simulation and freshwater harmful algal blooming under simulated future climate condition (CO2 and temperature).