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SAME 13: progress and perspectives in aquatic microbial ecology

Progress and perspectives in aquatic microbial ecology: Highlights of the SAME 13, Stresa, Italy, 2013


The SAME (Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology) series was established as the result of the merging of 2 existing symposia, the International Workshop on the Measurement of Microbial Activities in the Carbon Cycle of Aquatic Environments and the European Marine Microbiology Symposium (EMMS), during the 7th occasion of the latter (EMMS 7). The SAME meetings have been held every 2 years since then, in different locations around Europe, and have become a prime space for discussion and interaction not just for European scientists, but for the international aquatic microbial community at large. The 13th symposium (SAME 13) was co-hosted by the Italian Institute of Ecosystem Study (Verbania) and the Institute of Marine Science (Venice), and took place in Stresa, Italy, from September 8th to 13th (2013); it brought together 440 scientists from over 50 countries. The SAME 13 AME Special is composed of papers contributed by invited plenary speakers as well as by the recipients of the student presentation awards, and covers a wide range of current topics in aquatic microbial ecology. The Special was published as Virtual Special, i.e. papers were published without delay in regular issues and were simultaneously collated on this separate, online Virtual Special contents page.


Date of completion: December 2015

Editors: Paul A. del Giorgio, Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan, Gianluca Corno, Josep Gasol

Muscarella ME, Bird KC, Larsen ML, Placella SA, Lennon JT

Phosphorus resource heterogeneity in microbial food webs

AME 73:259-272 | Full text in pdf format


Danovaro R, Corinaldesi C, Rastelli E, Dell’Anno A

Towards a better quantitative assessment of the relevance of deep-sea viruses, Bacteria and Archaea in the functioning of the ocean seafloor

AME 75:81-90 | Full text in pdf format


Corno G, Salka I, Pohlmann K, Hall AR, Grossart HP

Interspecific interactions drive chitin and cellulose degradation by aquatic microorganisms

AME 76:27-37 | Full text in pdf format


Garcia-Chaves MC, Cottrell MT, Kirchman DL, Derry AM, Bogard MJ, del Giorgio PA

Major contribution of both zooplankton and protists to the top-down regulation of freshwater aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria

AME 76:71-83 | Full text in pdf format


Stocker R

REVIEW: The 100 µm length scale in the microbial ocean

AME 76:189-194 | Full text in pdf format