Sarah E Evans

Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
Associate Professor, Kellogg Biological Station
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Genetics, & Immunology
Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Program
Associate Professor, BioMolecular Science Gateway
Location: 329 Kellogg Biological Station
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I am interested in how microbial communities respond to their environment, and how this response affects ecosystems. I am particularly interested in responses to predicted changes in rainfall patterns (e.g. more drought and flood), and how microorganisms will influence nitrogen cycling, greenhouse gas production, and agricultural sustainability under these new climate regimes. My lab uses a combination of DNA-based methods, culturing, biogeochemical analyses, modeling and field manipulations. We also ask fundamental questions about how microorganisms assemble into communities, respond and influence host organisms (e.g. rhizosphere or gut microbiome), and adapt to a new environment. 

BA, 2005, Grinnell College
Ph.D., 2012, Colorado State University
Post-doctoral fellow, 2012-2014, University of California Irvine

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