This working group looks to coordinate microbial measurements with high-frequency (HF) observations from lake sensor networks.
The scientific goal is to better understand the relationships between microbial community composition and ecosystem function. Research questions include: Does the suite of available HF observations adequately explain microbial dynamics? Is focusing on microbial dynamics a good plan? Is function or process a better focus? Can we study microbial structure and function relationships in the context of HF data? Do microbial community dynamics allow prediction of ecosystem functions? What is the lag time of microbial community response to environmental changes?
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