One more academic year (2018-2019), we have participated in the Master on Biodiversity, Function and Ecosystem Management (University of the Basque Country, Spain), coordinating a course on rehabilitation and bioremediation of contaminated soils. This year we have (1) paid special attention to microbial speciation processes and (2) discussed the concepts of top-down vs. bottom-up biology, and systems biology. We have also emphasized the need to incorporate a network perspective to studies on soil microbial communities.
Authors: Garbisu C, Garaiyurrebaso O, Lanzén A, Álvarez-Rodríguez I, Arana L, Blanco F, Smalla K, Grohmann E, Alkorta I
Title: Mobile genetic elements and antibiotic resistance in mine soil amended with organic wastes
Journal: Science of the Total Environment
Vol: 621 Pages:725-733 Date: 2018