Atmospheric Microbiology


Atmospheric Microbiology

The microbiology of water (hydrosphere) and the earth (lithosphere) have been reasonably well characterised, conversely the microbiology of the atmosphere is a relatively new area for research. Research in this field, which we refer to as “aero-microbiology” (another term, aerobiology, refers to all airborne biota), holds exciting opportunities for improved understanding of the connectivity between microbial habitats, diversity and processes. We restrict our focus here to natural outdoor environments, since the microbiology of the built environment has been well studied due to public health implications.

We identify six key themes that warrant particular focus in this Research Topic:

1. Biodiversity of airborne propagules

2. The atmosphere as a microbial habitat

3. Role of microorganisms in atmospheric processes

4. Aerial-aquatic interactions in aero-microbiology

5. High altitude aero-microbiology and the limits of life

6. Methodological development in aero-microbiology research

It is hoped that this collection of articles will form the basis for a more holistic understanding of how microorganisms interact with the atmosphere, and highlight the importance of this area of microbiology to other topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry and ecology.

How we work:

  • After submission, an acknowledgement with manuscript number is sent to the corresponding author within 7 working days.
  • A 21 day window time frame is allotted for peer-review process wherein multiple experts are contacted.
  • Author proof is generated within 7 working days after the acceptance decision.

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Nimmi Anna
Journal Manager
Allied Journal of Medical Research