A cross-Center group exploring drivers and feedbacks linking

environmental microbiomes with organismal and ecosystem functions


Discussion group will meet Thursdays, 1:00-2:00, biweekly during summer of 2022.

Click on "Papers" then "Summer 2022" to see what's scheduled.

Recurring Zoom link :  https://mbl.zoom.us/j/93953746766?pwd=bURHK1dLdWRUMnRoWFZqajJDd1A0Zz09 

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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