University of Essex: the vital role of microbes

The University of Essex is providing a vital role in the CBESS project by characterising the microbes present in 264 areas of salt marsh and mudflat, spread over six field sites in Essex and Morecambe. These microbes are particularly important in these habitats as they play a vital role in many processes such as cleaning the environment and improving plant growth.

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The Cambridge Coastal Research Unit (University of Cambridge) will be presenting preliminary findings of their measurements at the INTECOL 2013 conference in London on Wednesday 21st August in the session on Marine Ecology with an oral presentation on “Dynamics of the coastal protection service of salt marshes across a UK west coast – east coast gradient”.