Date: Thursday 18 March 2010
Windsor Building Auditorium
Inaugural Lecture by Alan Gange, Professor in Microbial Ecology
World Beneath Your Feet: How Soil Microbes Affect Life Above Ground
Communities of organisms are linked together in food webs. Until recently, it was assumed that the soil food web existed more or less in isolation from the organisms above ground. Using examples from different biological scenarios, Alan Gange will explain how soil microbes can affect things as diverse as the size of a caterpillar, the behaviour of a bee, the quality of the food you eat, or your round of golf.
vote of thanks by Valerie Brown: