Last update: 30/01/2019
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #5 (January 2019)
SETAC Helsinki – Special session; Chairs: Dr Marie Simonin (Duke University, USA) and Dr Fabrice Martin-Laurent (INRA, France)
The EcotoxicoMic network in collaboration with the Microbiome Stress Project is supporting the organization of a session entitled ‘Adverse effects of chemicals on host-associated and free-living microbiomes’ chaired by O Admaovsky, M Simonin, J Bisesi and F Martin-Laurent at next SETAC meeting organized in Helsinki (FInland) from the 26 to 30 of May 2019.
The call for abstract is now open and available at https://helsinki.setac.org/time-schedule/scientific-programme/call-for-abstracts/
Fill free to submit an abstract before the deadline fixed to the 28 of November 2019.
Announcement of HCMR Project- EU funded AQUACOSM
An upcoming large-scale mesocosm experiment which is part of the EU funded “AQUACOSM” project will take place at Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Heraklion, Greece. It will focus on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles/ions to microbial plankton with metagenomics, based on previous results with viral and bacterial genome analysis. You can find details here: https://www.aquacosm.eu/mesocosm/cretacosmos/
It is now the time for interested users to apply for Transnational Access to the facilities at HCMR (next May-June). All travel expenses are covered for the whole duration of the experiment. Application deadline is 30th October. See here, https://www.aquacosm.eu/transnational-access/
To apply and participate for some of the already-mentioned tasks or propose your own ideas, please contact Dr Anastasia Tsiola (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Replay the EcotoxicoMic 2017 Conference Keynote by Dr Rick Relyea : “The complexities of pollutants and ecological interactions: Lessons from freshwater ecosystems”
Please watch this conference on youtube
Dr Rick Relyea (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)
Rick Relyea received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1998 and is currently the David D. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He has spent his career working to merge the fields of ecology, evolution, and ecotoxicology using a diversity of species and a wide range of experimental venues from the laboratory to outdoor field experiments. His research group has made a number of important discoveries regarding the synergistic effects of contaminants and natural stressors and how contaminant impacts on one species can have substantial impacts on the entire ecosystem due to the pervasive interconnectedness of food webs.
Frontiers Research Topic: Submission Extended Deadline (December 17th 2018)
A Research Topic on Microbial Ecotoxicology is proposed by Frontiers.
Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:
Stéphane Pesce, Fabrice Martin-Laurent, Ed Topp, Jean-François Ghiglione
Reduced Publishing Fees
Frontiers journals are Open Access and authors pay a publishing fee. For the general fee table, please visit the Frontiers website:
Exclusively, for attendees of EcotoxicoMic 2017 Frontiers will offer a 50% discount on the full publishing price for submissions to Frontiers in Microbiology and a 75% discount to authors publishing in Frontiers in Environmental Science.
Authors who wish to contribute, but have not attended the conference will receive a 15% discount.
Extended Submission deadline: December 17th 2018
The articles will be published as soon as they are accepted.
Articles will be compiled into a free-of-charge and free-to-access eBook, which we can be distributed electronically.
Please do not hesitate to share this information within your networks.
EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #2: July 2018
Replay the 2nd EcotoxicoMic Webinar
Dr Ed Topp (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Impact of agriculture on environmental microorganisms: The case of antibiotics
Please watch this conference on youtube
Microbial Ecotoxicology Book
2017: Publication on the First book focusing on microbial ecotoxicology.
This book is a treatise on microbial ecotoxicology, discussing the effect of pollutants on microbial ecosystems and the role of microorganisms in ecosystems services. Emphasizing the microbial responses to pollution at different biological levels, it focuses on metabolic pathways, genetic adaptation and response at the whole-microbial community level. It also addresses the ecological indicators of ecosystem recovery, as well as microbial biomarkers and biosensors as tools for microbial ecotoxicology.
Cristiana Cravo-Laureau, Robert Duran, Christine Cagnon, Béatrice Lauga