Bridging microbial and theoretical ecology to investigate cooperative strategies in bacteria

Principal Investigators:

Jill L. S. Murray

Microbiologists have recently become equipped to identify the taxonomy of bacteria in situ, understand phylogenetic relationships among groups, and assay gene expression in individuals, a development that parallels the explosion of natural-history studies by general ecologists a century ago. One of the most exciting recent discoveries is that bacteria engage in extensive chemical signaling and density-dependent behavior, some of which appears to involve cooperative adaptive strategies. Paralleling early ecologists who studied cooperation,... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow5th March 2001—31st December 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Jill L. S. Murrayjmurray@ci.santa-barbara.ca.usUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Murray, Jill L. S.; Jumars, Peter A. 2002. Clonal fitness of attached bacteria predicted by analog modeling. BioScience. Vol: 52(4). Pages 343-355.
Presentations Murray, Jill L. S. 2002. Quorum sensing and cooperation: Why don't cheaters win?. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ.
Presentations Murray, Jill L. S. 2002. Quorum sensing and cooperation: Why don't cheaters win?. ASM General Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.
Presentations Murray, Jill L. S. 2002. Spatial ecology of bacteria in surficial marine sediments. ERF/NOAA's DIACES Symposium. Puerto Rico.
Presentations Murray, Jill L. S. 2003. Mathematical modeling shows attachment increases diffusive. American Society of Microbiology General Meeting. Washington, DC.
"Bridging microbial and theoretical ecology to investigate cooperative strategies in bacteria" is project ID: 3900