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.
Microbial ecology groups and events in NZ