Research Interests

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:

-Microbial biogeography

-Geomicrobiology and the impact of changing environments on community structure and function

-Marine hydrocarbon seeps


Specific Areas of Study

-Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill on shipwreck microbial communities

-The microbiology of methane charged, continental shelf sediments

-The role of microorganisms in the development of anoxia in the Chesapeake Bay


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