What drives bacterial community structure in stream biofilms?
Author: Roberts, Kelly; Lear, Gavin; Turner, Susan; Lewis, Gillian
Type: Conference poster
Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/8555
BACKGROUND The microorganisms within biofilms are the key basal trophic level within most freshwater systems. However, microbial structure, function and succession in natural stream systems remain poorly understood. This research characterises the biofilm community structure of stream biofilms experiencing different anthropogenic impacts and how they change over time. Our aim is describe the changes in bacterial biofilm communities over time and to investigate what drives these changes.
Citation: ["12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: ISME12. 17 Aug 2008"]