Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Enzymes in the Environment
Research Coordination Network

Extracellular enzymes produced by bacteria and fungi are involved in innumerable biogeochemical processes and are central to providing services to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, our understanding of enzyme production, stabilization & turnover, and in-situ activity is constrained by:

  1. limited methods for measuring in-situ activity;
  2. limited discourse across disciplinary and ecosystem boundaries;
  3. and limited synthesis of current research into an integrated conceptual framework leading into ecosystem models.


The purpose of this RCN is to bring together all scientists, students and educators who are interested in extracellular enzymes in the environment.

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