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Microbes account for more than 90% of biomass in the ocean, produce ~50% of the oxygen on Earth, and play crucial roles in shaping ecosystems by mediating the biogeochemical cycling of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, phosphorus and sulfur. 

LAB'S RESEARCH INTERESTS

Understanding the complex role that microorganisms play in biogeochemical cycling, with focus on describing the microbial community structure, functional capacity and rates of metabolic activity in the context of the physico-chemical environment.

Beautiful He'eia Fishpond
Beautiful He'eia Fishpond
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Analyzing Sediment cores
Analyzing Sediment cores
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Water filtration
Water filtration
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Lab activities
Lab activities
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DNA archive
DNA archive
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Metabolic rates
Metabolic rates
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