How do microbial communities control the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems?
The Bier Lab works on this question by combining microbial ecology and biogeochemistry research. We study the microbial role in terrestrial-aquatic connections, aquatic and wetland ecosystem function, and the effects of disturbance on microbial community processes and composition.
We are located at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, SC, USA which is a research unit of the University of Georgia.
August 2020: Excited to begin at University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Lab as an assistant research scientist in August! I look forward to building a collaborative and creative research team and serving the community through science.