Microbial functions; Bacteria; Permafrost; Antarctic; Microbial diversity; Soil; Arctic; Alpine; Fungi
Frey Beat, Walthert Lorenz, Perez-Mon Carla, Stierli Beat, Köchli Roger, Dharmarajah Alexander, Brunner Ivano (2021), Deep Soil Layers of Drought-Exposed Forests Harbor Poorly Known Bacterial and Fungal Communities, in Frontiers in Microbiology
, 12, 1-15.
Perez-Mon Carla, Qi Weihong, Vikram Surendra, Frossard Aline, Makhalanyane Thulani, Cowan Don, Frey Beat (2021), Shotgun metagenomics reveals distinct functional diversity and metabolic capabilities between 12 000-year-old permafrost and active layers on Muot da Barba Peider (Swiss Alps), in Microbial Genomics
, 7(4), 1-12.
Adamczyk Magdalene, Rüthi Joel, Frey Beat (2021), Root exudates increase soil respiration and alter microbial community structure in alpine permafrost and active layer soils, in Environmental Microbiology
, 23(4), 2152-2168.
FreyBeat (2021), 7 Microbial ecology of mountain permafrost: The Alps, in Ganzert Lars, Liebner Susanne (ed.), De Gruyter, Berlin, 153-172.
Adamczyk Magdalene, Perez-Mon Carla, Gunz Samuel, Frey Beat (2020), Strong shifts in microbial community structure are associated with increased litter input rather than temperature in High Arctic soils, in Soil Biology and Biochemistry
, 151, 108054-108054.
Rüthi Joel, Bölsterli Damian, Pardi-Comensoli Lucrezia, Brunner Ivano, Frey Beat (2020), The “Plastisphere” of Biodegradable Plastics Is Characterized by Specific Microbial Taxa of Alpine and Arctic Soils, in Frontiers in Environmental Science
, 8, 1-14.
Perez-Mon Carla, Frey Beat, Frossard Aline (2020), Functional and Structural Responses of Arctic and Alpine Soil Prokaryotic and Fungal Communities Under Freeze-Thaw Cycles of Different Frequencies, in Frontiers in Microbiology
, 11(982), 1-14.
Pontes Ana, Ruethi Joel, Frey Beat, Aires Andreia, Thomas Amanda, Overy David, Halti Brad, Kerr Russell, Sampaio José Paulo (2020), Cryolevonia gen. nov. and Cryolevonia schafbergensis sp. nov., a cryophilic yeast from ancient permafrost and melted sea ice, in International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
, 70(4), 2334-2338.
Luláková Petra, Perez-Mon Carla, Šantrůčková Hana, Ruethi Joel, Frey Beat (2019), High-Alpine Permafrost and Active-Layer Soil Microbiomes Differ in Their Response to Elevated Temperatures, in Frontiers in Microbiology
, 10, 668.
To evaluate the potential of the permafrost microbiome to adapt to short-term moderate and extreme warming, we set up an incubation experiment with permafrost and active soil layers from northern and southern slopes of a high-alpine mountain ridge on Muot-da-Barba-Peider in the Swiss Alps. Soils were acclimated to increasing temperatures (4-40°C) for 26 days before being exposed to a heat shock treatment of 40°C for 4 days.
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Functional and Structural Responses of Arctic and Alpine Soil Prokaryotic and Fungal Communities Under Freeze-Thaw Cycles of Different Frequencies
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This study aims to unveil the metabolic functional potential of a High-Alpine permafrost soil
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This study aims to unveil the effects of litter input and warming on microbial communities in active layer and permafrost soils from a remote site in northern Greenland
Cold habitats represent the majority of the Earth’s biomes and permafrost, defined as the part of the soil frozen for at least two consecutive years, are widely spread on land surfaces. Permafrost areas are considered as an ‘extreme environment’ and harbour microorganisms with an ability to adapt, not only to sub-zero temperatures, but also to low water, carbon and nutrient availability. However, these habitats constitute a unique niche for cold-adapted microorganisms. Little information is available on the ecology of microorganisms in permafrost, despite their high importance in view of their high susceptibility to global change. Here, we propose an extensive study to elucidate the ecology of microbial communities associated with permafrost systems and investigate comprehensively the diversity and functions of microorganisms in three biogeographical areas; the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Alpine regions.