We research the lifestyles and interactions of uncultivated microorganisms in the environment (e.g. reconstructing microbial food webs). A major focus of our lab is to understand the biogeochemical role of microbial communities in aqueous environments, such as estuaries, aquifers, and hot springs. Current research includes studying the microbial response to environmental perturbations, such as excess nutrient and carbon inputs in brackish and freshwater systems.
More on our research
Behind the Paper blog post on strategies benthic cyanobacteria use to proliferate in nutrient-poor freshwater: Tee et al., 2020, ISME J
Genomics Aotearoa: genomics research, infrastructure and capabilities platform
Genomics Aotearoa github website: protocols for genome assembly and metagenomics
NZ Microbial Ecology Consortium: national network of microbial ecologists
Te Ao Mārama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry (University of Auckland): interdisciplinary network of researchers studying the origin of life