We are interested in the ecology and evolution of environmental microorganisms and microbial communities. Specific areas of research include:
- microbial biogeochemistry. We are interested in the microbiology of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and trace metal cycling in a variety of environments.
- microbial evolution. We are focusing on one genetic element, integrons, and examining their diversity and activity in soil microbial communities and in microbial genomes.
- microbial community ecology. We are interested in the general ecological principals that govern environmental microbial community assembly.
Diana Nemergut, Assistant Professor
INSTAAR / Environmental Studies Program
University of Colorado, Boulder
Campus Box 450
Boulder, CO 80309-0450