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Royal Geological Society of Cornwall


May 19 - May 19


RGSC: Geomicrobiology – How microbes change the Earth

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Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

Geomicrobiology - How Microbes change the Earth - Laura Newsome, Lecturer in Applied Geomicrobiology, Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter. Although microbes are very small, their metabolism changes the world, both in the present day and the geological past. This talk will introduce the field of geomicrobiology and give examples of how we can use microbes to clean up pollution and recovery metals from rocks.

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