Ecology is the scientific discipline focused on the study of ecological systems and the living and non-living processes that support them.
Microbial ecology is a sub-discipline of ecology focused on microorganisms (that is, such microbes as bacteria, viruses, some algae and protozoa, and prions), their life cycles, niches and habitats. Due to the substantial numbers of microorganisms on Earth, these small organisms exercise mind-boggling influences, effects and impacts on other organisms (including humankind) and on the ecological systems they inhabit
Microbial ecology is central to our understanding of human, plant and animal disease and well-being as well as the condition and functioning of all ecological systems.
Climate Adaptation of Rice
Symbiogenics: A New Strategy for Reducing Climate Impacts on Plants
Rice–which provides nearly half the daily calories for the...
Dead SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 23:29
The Dead Sea is a hypersaline lake that forms part of the border between Jordan from Israel, and that has no outlet and only one principal source, the Jordan River.
This is... More »
Singapore Strait Last Updated on 2013-05-13 at 23:11
The Singapore Strait is an oceanic water body between Singapore and Indonesia, connecting the South China Sea with the Strait of Malacca.
This maritime waterway is an... More »
ExtremophileLast Updated on 2012-12-23 at 20:24
An extremophile is an organism adapted to unusual limits of one or more abiotic factors in the environment. Some of the extreme conditions are temperature, pH, high salinity,... More »
BenthosLast Updated on 2012-11-24 at 01:47
Benthos is one of three major ecological groups into which marine organisms are divided, the other two being the nekton and the plankton. The benthos are organisms and... More »
History of pathogensLast Updated on 2012-11-19 at 01:35
The history of pathogens can be construed as examining the known information regarding the occurrence of pathogens in Geologic time, and also the period of mankind's... More »
Tropical coral reefs and environmental stressLast Updated on 2012-09-01 at 12:51
Corals that host fewer species of algae appear less sensitive to disturbances. The following article is part ten in a series on the National Science Foundation's Long-Term... More »