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Virginia I Rich
I am a molecular microbial ecologist interested in how microbial communities impact biogeochemistry and global change. I examine microbial community-environment interactions in both terrestrial and marine habitats, and bring molecular microbial research to collaborations with biogeochemists and modelers in a systems approach.
Our lab studies microbial biogeochemistry, within the "genes-to-ecosystems" framework. We use molecular microbial ecology techniques and strong partnerships with biogeochemists, informaticians, and modelers to investigate how microbes respond to, and mediate, environments undergoing anthropogenic change.
Biogeochemistry Bioinformatics Biological Oceanography Biosphere Interactions Climate Change Biology Coupled Natural & Human Systems Ecohydrology Ecology Ecosystem Science Food, Water & Energy Nexus Genomics Marine Biology Microbiology Soil Science