Major Research Themes

Current Projects

Modeling the evolutionary emergence of diverse microbial metabolisms

Funding: NASA Planetary Science Division (Astrobiology: Exobiology Program)

Intraspecific trait variation in phytoplankton at different scales

Funding: NSF

Global change and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Funding: NSF and MSU Foundation

Community ecology of host-associated microbiomes

Funding: MSU Foundation and NSF

(Recent) Past Projects

Trait-based models for complex microbial communities

Funding: DARPA

Marine phytoplankton community responses to changing temperature and nutrients

Funding: NSF

Microscopic foundations for macroecological patterns

Funding: Simons Foundation