Can the black box be cracked?: The augmentation of microbial ecology by high-resolution, automated sensing technologies
2009 (English)In: The ISME Journal, ISSN 1751-7362, Vol. 3, no 8, 881-888 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Automated sensing technologies, 'ASTs,' are tools that can monitor environmental or microbial-related variables at increasingly high temporal resolution. Microbial ecologists are poised to use AST data to couple microbial structure, function and associated environmental observations on temporal scales pertinent to microbial processes. In the context of aquatic microbiology, we discuss three applications of ASTs: windows on the microbial world, adaptive sampling and adaptive management. We challenge microbial ecologists to push AST potential in helping to reveal relationships between microbial structure and function.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 3, no 8, 881-888 p.
automated sensing technologies, microbial communities, microbial populations, real-time data, sensors, environmental monitoring
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-111708DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2009.56ISI: 000268741300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-111708DiVA: diva2:282540