I am interested in the causes and consequences of microbial community composition. Specifically, I am interested in how changes in environmental conditions, such as nutrient inputs, temperature fluctuations and varying rainfall regimes, alter soil microbial community structure and function – and ultimately, how these changes feedback into the global carbon cycle. My particular focus is on microbial contributions to soil carbon cycling. I use stable isotope probing techniques along with 'omics-based approaches to disentangle microbial community responses and soil C cycling contributions resulting from changes in environmental conditions.
Selected (Recent) Publications
Choudoir MJ, Campbell AN, & Buckley DH (2012) Grappling with Proteus: population-level approaches to understanding microbial diversity.