A very cool site I stumbled upon a while back is Hidden Ecologies. This project is based in San Francisco’s Exploratorium and documents the ecology of SF’s South Bay from two very different perspectives. The first is from high above, using kite aerial photography. The second is from very close distance, using a field microscope with an attached digital camera. San Francisco bay used to be a vast marsh land but from the mid 19th century on has been transformed into a patchwork of salterns. Railroads, bridges and industry changed the landscape even further, although some of the man-made environments are now given back to nature. The site explores how man and microbe, wind, sea, rain, salt and steel have shaped this landscape through time through research in the field and in historical archives. Not updated a lot at the moment but well worth a look!
- Paper Out: Prokaryote genome fluidity is dependent on effective population size
- visit to the StrAda lab at the University of Nancy
- Pipelines for bacterial evolutionary genomic analysis meeting in Bath
- Paper Out: The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria