Microbial and Viral Research at Axial

Microbial and Viral Research at Axial

Abstract

Microbial and Viral Research at Axial

Julie Huber, James Holden, & Kim Juniper 

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After more than a decade of synoptic data collection at Axial Seamount focusing on microbial population structure and function, hydrothermal fluid geochemistry, and seafloor volcanism, we are now poised to quantitatively determine and model the functional dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes of this system using new genomic and observational tools. This talk will highlight both past accomplishments in microbial and viral research at Axial Seamount and present new research directions and technologies for studying these important communities.

Together, we hope to bring together these and future studies to develop detailed models for microbial and viral production at hydrothermal systems and the contributions of these communities to deep-sea biogeochemical processes.