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.

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

This issue covers a 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.

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