Microbiology, Principles of Biology I
My research focuses on the ecology of microbial communities, specifically addressing microbial diversity and ecological function. My main research interests are the responses of microbial communities to environmental variables particularly in plant-dominated wetlands (marine and freshwater). In my research a number of specific questions are examined at the level of population dynamics and community ecology. To facilitate this, I have focused on specific groups of microorganisms that directly contribute to a particular function, such as the diazotrophic bacteria, the methanotrophic bacteria, and the methanogenic archaea.