Biology of the Change – Microbial Processes Related with Greenhouse Gases Transformation in Natural and Agroecosystems Workshop

The dynamics of greenhouse GHGs in the atmosphere is driving global climate change. Significant roles in GHG production and removal are played by microorganisms. They constitute the “invisible majority” that sustains the existence of all higher trophic life forms and maintains global homeostasis by ensuring the cycling of biogens.

With this in mind, the theme of the session will focus (but not exclusively) on:

  • microbiological processes associated with sources and sinks of GHGs in the environment,
  • the role of microorganisms in abatement of GHG emissions from agroecosystems,
  • the use of agricultural waste for biogas production,
  • mitigation of GHG production in agriculture.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Prof. Bruce Osborne – UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, and UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr. Cornelia Welte – Department of Microbiology, RIBES, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

  • Prof. Bruce Osborne – UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, and UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr. Cornelia Welte – Department of Microbiology, RIBES, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Dr hab. Anna Szafranek-Nakonieczna, prof. KUL – Department of Biology and Biotechnology of Microorganisms, Institute of Biological Sciences, KUL, Lublin, Poland

ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Anna Pytlak – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland
    abica@ipan.lublin.pl
  • Anna Walkiewicz – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland
  • Katarzyna Jaromin-Gleń – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland
  • Adam Furtak – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland