Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 6202-32000-032-55
Start Date: Nov 01, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Use molecular methods to characterize microbial succession and assess microbial–arthropod interactions for understanding insect arrival sequence, utilization, and relevant bacterial dispersal potential; assess arthropod influence on microbial communities and microbial mediation of arthropod behavior on decomposing resources. These techniques will help assess the influence of microbial communities on decomposing carcasses and the effect of waste management practices in food animal production.