What is typical in microbial communities?


Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00


on Zoom


Title: What is typical in microbial communities?

Speaker: Dr. Jacopo Grilli
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

Abstract: Microbial communities are highly dimensional, with many species and many variable environmental factors. Macroecology, which studies communities as statistical ensembles, is a promising way to connect these complex data to mechanistic models. In this talk, I will discuss a minimal set of macroecological patterns that characterize the statistical properties of species abundance fluctuations across communities and over time. A mathematical model based on environmental stochasticity quantitatively predicts these three macroecological laws, as well as non-stationary properties of community dynamics. Building on these results, it is possible to disentangle the (statistical) properties that determine ecosystems' stability over time and reproducibility across communities.

Meeting URL:https://oist.zoom.us/j/97709359818?pwd=dXpVSzJlMGhkdTNXQzVNdURKVnRRQT09

Meeting ID: 977 0935 9818
Pass Code: 434111

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