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dc.contributor.authorPriscu, John C.
dc.contributor.authorLaybourn-Parry, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorHäggblom, Max
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-26T19:17:27Z
dc.date.available2015-03-26T19:17:27Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.citationPriscu, John C., Johanna Laybourn�Parry, and Max Häggblom. "Polar and alpine microbiology in a changing world." FEMS microbiology ecology 89, no. 2 (2014): 209-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12371.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0168-6496
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/8952
dc.description.abstractHigh altitude and high latitude regions on Earth are experiencing rapid changes in climate. Ecological impacts resulting from these changes are now being observed at all ecosystem levels and larger deviations and more significant impacts are anticipated in the future. Satellite data show dramatic reductions in the extent and thickness of sea ice at both poles, and rising temperatures are causing alpine glaciers worldwide to shrink in area and volume. By virtue of their relatively rapid growth rates and metabolic diversity, we can expect microorganisms to be the first responders to fluctuating climatic conditions. Because microorganisms are keystone players in elemental transformations, variations in their abundance and diversity will initiate a cascade of impacts throughout entire ecosystems. Clearly, knowledge of the distribution, biodiversity and functional roles of microorganisms inhabiting polar and alpine environments is essential to our under-standing of ecosystem processes in a changing climate.en_US
dc.subjectMicrobiologyen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.titlePolar and alpine microbiology in a changing worlden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage209en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage210en_US
mus.citation.issue2en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFEMS microbiology ecologyen_US
mus.citation.volume89en_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1111/1574-6941.12371en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.departmentLand Resources & Environmental Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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