Microbe Talk: The ecological role of protists

Posted on February 14, 2020   by Microbiology Society

Protists are an extremely important part of many ecosystems, but people don't often consider their significance and the biodiversity they represent. In this episode of the podcast, Laura speaks with Professor Genoveva Esteban who is based at Bournemouth University, UK. Genoveva's research focuses on the biodiversity of aquatic systems in the UK, particularly at a microbial level.

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The ecological role of protists

Genoveva will present her research at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in Edinburgh this year. Her talk titled ‘Biodiversity and conservation work involving protists in the UK’ will take place on 2 April 2020 as part of the ‘Exploring the eukaryotic tree of life’ session.