Our lab studies marine and estuarine microbial ecology, and the manner in which the local and global environment shapes microbial communities.
General topics of interest:
-Geomicrobiology and the impact of changing environments on community structure and function
-Marine hydrocarbon seeps
Specific Areas of Study
-The microbiology of methane charged, continental shelf sediments
-The role of microorganisms in the development of anoxia in the Chesapeake Bay