Continuation of Time Series Database for Pensacola Beach microbial ecology

The ocean has some of the most diverse and productive ecosystem communities In the world, specifically microbial communities. 
• Although quite small, microorganism play important ecological roles in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine environments
• Understanding microbial diversity and how these communities change when faced with environmental stressors is important as humans continue to alter the environment.
• Baseline datasets provide valuable opportunities to compare and understand the effects of anthropogenic activities on any given environment 
• By creating a time series database study for microbial communities at Pensacola Beach, seasonal changes in biogeochemical processes, diversity, and community structure could be easily detected and studied.
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Abstract/Description: The ocean has some of the most diverse and productive ecosystem communities In the world, specifically microbial communities. • Although quite small, microorganism play important ecological roles in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine environments • Understanding microbial diversity and how these communities change when faced with environmental stressors is important as humans continue to alter the environment. • Baseline datasets provide valuable opportunities to compare and understand the effects of anthropogenic activities on any given environment • By creating a time series database study for microbial communities at Pensacola Beach, seasonal changes in biogeochemical processes, diversity, and community structure could be easily detected and studied.
Subject(s): Microbial ecology
Undergraduate Research
Pensacola Beach