UCDavis Ecology & Evolution Seminar Jan 10th: Noah Fierer

:Noah Fierer from the University of Colorado Boulder
"Exploring terra incognita: the biogeography of soil microorganisms", will be on Thursday, January 10 at 4:10pm in 1003 Giedt Hall.

A few of his publications include:

  • Fierer, N., C.M. McCain, P. Meir, M. Zimmermann, J.M. Rapp, M.R. Silman, R. Knight. 2011. Microbial elevational diversity does not follow the biogeographical trends of plants and animals. Ecology. 92: 797-804.
  • Fierer, N., J.W. Leff, B.J. Adams, U.N. Nielsen, S.T. Bates, C.L. Lauber, S. Owens, J.A. Gilbert, D.A. Wall, J.G. Caporaso. in press. Cross-biome metagenomic analyses of soil microbial communities and their functional attributes. PNAS (available online)
  • Fierer, N., S. Ferrenberg, G.E. Flores, A. Gonzalez, J. Kueneman, T. Legg, R.C. Lynch, D. McDonald, J.R. Mihaljevic, S.P. O’Neill, M.E. Rhodes, S. Song, W.A. Walters. 2012. From animalcules to an ecosystem: application of ecological concepts to the human microbiome. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 43:137-155.
  • Hulcr, J., J.B. Henley, N.R. Rountree, N. Fierer, A. Lucky, M.D. Lowman, A.M. Latimer, R.R. Dunn. 2012. A jungle in there: bacteria in belly buttons are highly diverse, but predictable. PLoS One. 7(11): e47712.
  • Craine, J.M., N. Fierer, K. McLauchlan, A. Elmore. in press. Reduction of the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition with sustained temperature increase. Biogeochemistry (available online)
  • Fierer, N., C.L. Lauber, N. Zhou, D. McDonald, E.K. Costello, R. Knight. 2010. Forensic identification using skin bacterial communities. PNAS 107: 6477-6481.

More about his research is here.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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