A cross-Center group exploring drivers and feedbacks linking

environmental microbiomes with organismal and ecosystem functions


Discussion group will meet Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30, weekly, from September through early May.
We are meeting this spring (2020) in Lillie 103

Click on "Papers" then "Spring 2020" to see what's scheduled.

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Meeting ID: 547 497 278

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Click on photos to link to descriptions of some of our research.

Joe Vallino

Microcosm communities

Microcosm communities and MEP

Jessica Mark Welch

CLASI-FISH (spatial localization of diverse microbes)


Anne Giblin

Boston Harbor sediment

Plum Island LTER (@PIE_LTER) and Boston Harbor sediment


Emil Ruff

Marine benthic microorganisms

Elena Lopez Peredo


Microbiomes and habitat transitions

Kristen Hunter-Cevera


Synechococcus in coastal regions

Hilary Morrison

Microbiomes of marine organisms

Microbiomes, and sequencing technology & pipelines

Zoe Cardon

Desert green algae

Algal desiccation tolerance and soil biogeochemistry

Gretta Serres

Genome Annotation

Genome annotation

David Mark Welch

Rotifer Brachionus plicatilis

Rotifer Brachionus plicatilis