Exploring How Microbes Can Shed Light on Ancient Climate Conditions | Tor Einar Møller
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Microbial Community Structure in Arctic Lake Sediments Reflect Variations in Holocene Climate Conditions’, in Frontiers in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01520
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To study the climate of the ancient past, researchers look for its fingerprints in deep marine and lake sediments. Within these geological records are large and active microbial communities that may hold other clues about past environmental conditions and transitions. Tor Einar Møller [Tore Ee-naar Moe-lerr], a doctoral candidate at the University of Bergen, Norway, examined the link between contemporary microbe composition and the ancient climate. In a recent paper, he demonstrates that current microbe communities found within sediment cores capture elements of past environments.
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