About this Research Topic
The identification and characterization of numerous provisioning services, biological processes, and supporting services in agricultural and environmental ecosystems using omics and the development of related applied biotechnology is an important step forward in sustainable agriculture and environment. However, in the context of climate change, there is an urgent need to continuously develop new omics approaches to identify new services in changing agricultural and environmental ecosystems. This should allow the development of new agricultural practices and improve natural environmental microbiological processes.
In this Research Topic we invite authors to contribute original research and review articles that cover topics in microbial omics to understand microbial dynamics, diversity, and biogeography. As well as to characterize functions in broad environmental ecosystems such as soils, extreme environments, plants, and surface and marine waters. We will also consider approaches that use microbial omics and biotechnology services applied to these environments.
We particularly welcome manuscripts that address broadly (but are not limited to):
-Microbial omics applied to microbial biogeography and ecosystem services in soils, soil/plant/microbe interactions
-Microbial omics applied to microbial biogeography and ecosystem services in surface and marine waters, and extreme environments
-Microbial omics applied to agricultural and environmental biotechnology
Keywords: Microbial OMICS, Biomarkers, Next Generation Sequencing, Ecosystems services, Agricultural and environmental biotechnology
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.