Aim 2. Interaction networks that govern genome structure in communities of organisms

Sophisticated data analysis, mathematical modelling and systems biology have allowed us to make descriptions of unique ecological niches. By adding functional and causal elements, we aim to understand how networks of organisms are influenced by environmental change. We will take advantage of our unique data collections in environmental gradients combining metagenomics and abiotic factors in a heterogeneous manner to find quantitative relationships between the distributions of organisms, their metabolic and gene regulatory functions.