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All Life

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Microorganisms for Soil Health Sustainability in the Era of Climate Change

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Amar Abderrahmani, Lille University, France
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Dr. Robin Mesnage, King's College London, UK
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Microorganisms for Soil Health Sustainability in the Era of Climate Change

The soil microorganisms play a key role in biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, growth of plants and finally animal life. In turn, the soil microbiome activity substantially impacts climate feedback, including production or consumption of greenhouse gases such as CO2, CH4 and N2O. The microbiome varies according to hydrology and biogeochemical properties of the soil type. So, the changing climate might impact particular soil microbiomes, leading to modification in plant growth, soil organic matter formation, and nutrient cycling, and some drawbacks to the atmosphere such as greenhouse gas production.

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges in our planet. Understanding the impact of climate change on soil microbiomes could help in predicting the consequences for local life of plants and animals and finding out some alternatives for soil manipulation and repair.

The Article Collection aims at gathering primary research articles, data notes and reviews dealing with impact of the soils (but also water) microorganisms including archaea, bacteria, fungi and protozoa in plant and animal biology in soils affected by the climate change and/or experimental environment mimicking the climate change. We welcome submission of research involving multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and translational approaches.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Plant-microbiome interactions
  • Algae and microbiome
  • Crop microbiome
  • Omics
  • Plant pathogens and diseases
  • Water microbiome
  • Fish development

Prof. Amar ABDERRAHMANI (AA) is Full Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Medicine at Lille University. He has a multidisciplinary background including a PhD and pharmacy graduation in Molecular genetics and pharmaceutical chemistry. AA has been honored by several Swiss awards and in 2011, of National Chair of Excellence in beta-cell biology, bioscience and diabetes. AA has been member of several scientific committees of Diabetes Association and is currently editor-in-chief of All Life.

Dr. Robin Mesnage (RM) is a toxicologist in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King’s College London, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. His current research project is to understand the effects of environmental factors, including aspects of lifestyle, on human health, with a focus on the gut microbiome, using high throughput sequencing technologies. He is currently Section Editor for the Environmental Toxicology & Health section of All Life.

Disclosure statement: AA and RM declare no conflict of interest regarding this topic.

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