Alan Gange – World Beneath Your Feet: How Soil Microbes Affect Life Above Ground

Royal Holloway University of London – School of Biological Sciences

Date: Thursday 18 March 2010
Windsor Building Auditorium

Inaugural Lecture by Alan Gange, Professor in Microbial Ecology

Alan Gange
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.

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