Environmental microbiology, microbial biotechnology and microbial ecology, bacterial and viral genetics
Our goal is to understand how microbes survive in the environment, and how their presence affects ecosystem processes like primary productivity and nutrient turnover. By understanding how microorganisms adapt and respond to environmental cues we can harness some of their power, and predict how ecosystems will react to environmental changes.
Microbial community structuring: Who's there and why?
Nitrogen cycling and greenhouse gas emissions in soils
Primary productivity and alternative metabolisms in the ocean
Ministry for Primary Industries-New Zealand Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research
The University of Otago
Otago Energy Research Centre