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dc.contributor.authorVilla, Federica
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Philip S.
dc.contributor.authorKlapper, Isaac
dc.contributor.authorJacob, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorCappitelli, Francesca
dc.identifier.citationVilla F, Stewart PS, Klapper I, Jacob JM, Cappitelli F, "Subaerial biofilms on outdoor stone monuments: changing the perspective towards an ecological framework," Bioscience 2016 April 1 66(4): 285–294.en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the appreciation of the role played by outdoor stone heritage in societal well-being and sustainable urban development, research efforts have not been completely successful in tackling the complex issues related to its conservation. One of the main problems is that we are continuously underestimating the role and behavior of microorganisms in the form of biofilm (subaerial biofilms, SABs) in the management of stone artifacts. To this end, we discuss the necessity of approaching the topic from an ecological perspective through an overview of the characteristics of SABs that mediate different ecological interactions. Furthermore, we explore the application of functional-traits ecology to unravel the mechanisms by which SABs might respond to a changing environment. Finally, we guide and prioritize further research in order to inform policymakers and to develop management strategies for protection prior to—or following—active conservation treatment.en_US
dc.titleSubaerial biofilms on outdoor stone monuments: changing the perspective towards an ecological frameworken_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentEnvironmental Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentMicrobiology & Immunology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.contributor.orcidStewart, Philip S.|0000-0001-7773-8570en_US

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