Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Microbial Ecology : Ecosystem Services: Microbes in the driver’s seat

Date: 15 March 2015 - 20 March 2015
Location: Wageningen University

Microbial communities are central to key ecosystem functions and ecosystem services. These functions and services are the result of a multitude of interactions within microbial communities and between microbial communities and macro-organisms. For many ecosystems, ranging from agro-ecosystems to human guts, there is a strong demand to be able to steer functioning of microbial communities to our benefit. This course will highlight the essential knowledge on functioning of microbial communities that is needed to understand whether steering of microbial communities is possible and how it could be realized. Keywords that cover the scope of this course are: microbiome engineering, synthetic microbial communities, social interactions, invasion ecology, microbial inoculants, and biocontrol.

Course FrequencyOnce every two years
Intended credits2 ECTS
Prior knowledgeBasis knowledge of microbial ecology is preferred
Course organisationThe C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC)
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