Faculty Profile: Martiny, Jennifer

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Martiny, Jennifer
Lab Contact:
Jennifer Martiny
jmartiny@uci.edu
(949) 824-0487
A MICROBIAL DIVERSITY
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Steinhaus 455

Research Description

Our lab investigates the mechanisms underlying microbial diversity patterns and how this diversity affects ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling. We use culturing and molecular genetics tools to quantify the diversity of microorganisms including bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses in a variety of systems such as grasslands and the coastal ocean. Undergraduate projects mostly involve laboratory work, but opportunities exist for fieldwork and computer modeling.

Requirements to Participate

Bio 194S Saftey & Ethics COURSE COMPLETION: none

Time Commitment per Week

12

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Proposal, weekly meetings, time commitment and quality of research, research report