Congratulations to undergrad Neiki Amiri-Razavian for receiving an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Award for her proposal on cyanophage-Synechococcus coevolution!
Welcome to Chamee Moua, Dominique Yang, and Harriette Tuntomo, new undergraduate researchers and lab assistants.
At left, Michaeline kicks off the field season at Loma Ridge, deploying hundreds of microbial “cages.”
Recent publication newsTwo new papers in Ecology: Kristin Matulich’s study on microbial composition and environmental change and Lucía Vivanco and Irina Irvine’s study on nonlinear responses of salt marsh functioning to nitrogen addition.
Two new papers in Frontiers in Microbiology: Anthony Amend’s study on fungal phylogenetic diversity and decomposition and Renaud Berlemont’s work on the response of cellulase diversity to environmental change.
Other selected publications from the lab
We study all sorts of microbes such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi in a variety of ecosystems. Depending on the question, we also apply a range of approaches, including experimental evolution, field experiments, and greenhouse microcosms. We often use molecular genetic approaches to characterize microbial diversity (from PCR and cloning to whole genome sequencing and functional metagenomics), with the goal of linking this genetic diversity to phenotypic traits and ecosystem functioning.