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  • Changing salt marsh conditions send resident microbes into dormancy

    Science Blog - 09/27/2016

    Jennifer Bowen of Northeastern University and colleagues have studied microbes in the sediments of salt marshes in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in northeastern Massachusetts.

    They’re working to discover how the marsh — and the microbes in it — change over time when outside influences, such as nitrogen, are introduced to the ecosystem.

    “A lot of the ecological services salt marshes provide are facilitated by microbes,” Bowen said. “They’re involved in the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle, and they remove nutrient pollution through their metabolic processes.”

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