Aquatic microbial ecology in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems. Bacterial and Archaeal biogeography. Organic matter and nutrient cycling. Microbial food web structure. Composition and development of microbial communities. Influence of hydrodynamics and particle cycling on microbial activity.
1999 Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle. Biological Oceanography
1996 M.S., University of Washington, Seattle. Biological Oceanography
1990 B.A., Oberlin College. Biology.