Microbial Ecology

ISSN: 0095-3628 (Print) 1432-184X (Online)


Microbial Ecology is a dedicated international forum for the presentation of high-quality scientific investigations of how microorganisms interact with their environment, with each other and with their hosts. It offers articles of original research in full paper and note formats, as well as brief reviews, commentaries and topical position papers. The journal was founded more than 50 years ago by Dr. Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. It has evolved to become a premier location for the presentation of manuscripts that represent advances in the field of microbial ecology.

Coverage includes the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments; genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances in understanding of microbial interactions; microbial diversity and phylogeny; microbial drivers of biogeochemical processes; inter- and intraspecific microbial communication; ecological studies of human, animal, plant and insect microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in extreme or unusual environments; microbial population, community ecology, technological developments and more.

Our dedicated Editorial Board ensures that only the highest quality manuscripts are rapidly published.

Upcoming Special Issue: "The Forest Microbiome" Fall 2015
Guest Editors: Jennifer M. Talbot, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Emma Sayer, Department of Environment, Earth, and Ecosystems, Open University

This issue will cover range of topics that relate to how microbial processes and responses to global change influence forest ecosystems and global carbon cycles. We anticipate that this Special Issue will become a great resource for the larger scientific community.

Upcoming Events

5th International Human Microbiome Congress
March 31st – April 2nd 2015, Luxembourg
Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, 15 January, 2015

17th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC17)
May 4-6 2015 at DOE JGI, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Early Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2015

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) 2015 Annual Meeting
May 19-21, 2015 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Washington DC, USA
Invited participants only. Please do not register if you have not been officially invited.

Basel Computational Biology Conference
7th – 10th June 2015 at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
Proposal submission deadline is January 4, 2014

Rizosphere 4
21st – 25th June 2015, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Roundtable Proposal Deadline: 23rd January, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: 23rd January, 2015

International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics
23rd – 25th June 2015, Budapest, Hungary
Registration starts 1st December 2014
Abstract submission starts 2nd January, 2015

Phytobiomes 2015: Designing a New Paradigm for Crop Improvement​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
June 30–J​uly 2, 2015
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC, U.S.A.​
Abstract submissions due April 30, 2015

20th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME)
Sunday, August 9 - Friday, August 14, 2015
The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Abstract and Application Deadline: March 15th, 2015

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