Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; University of Colorado at Boulder
CU-Boulder - University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D., Ecology, University of California
Microbial ecology. Terrestrial ecosystem ecology. Microbial biogeography. Impact of global change factors on microbial communities and processes.
CZO Research Groups
Tales from the tomb: the microbial ecology of exposed rock surfaces. Brewer, T.E., N. Fierer (2018): Environmental Microbiology 20(3): 958-970
A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil . Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Oliverio, AM, Brewer, TE, Benavent-Gonzalez, A., Eldridge, DJ, Bardgett, RD, Maestre, FT, Singh, BK, and Fierer, N (2018): Science 359: 320-325
Relic DNA is abundant in soil and obscures estimates of soil microbial diversity. Carini, P., Marsden, P.J., Leff, J.W., Morgan, E.E., Strickland, M., and Fierer, N. (2016): bioRxiv preprint
Optimizing available network resources to address questions in environmental biogeochemistry . Hinckley, E-L, Anderson, SP, Baron, JS, Blanken, PD, Bonan, G., Bowman, WD, Elmendorf, S, Fierer, N, Fox, A, Goodman, K, Jones, K, Lombardozzi, D, Lunch, C, Neff, J, SanClements, M, Suding, K, and Wieder, W (2016): BioScience, Volume 66, Issue 4, 1 April 2016, Pages 317–326,
A method for simultaneous measurement of soil bacterial abundances and community composition via 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Smets, W., J.W. Leff, M.A. Bradford, R.L. McCulley, S. Lebeer, N. Fierer (2016): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 96: 145-151
From the litter layer to the saprolite: Chemical changes in water-soluble soil organic matter and their correlation to microbial community composition. Gabor, R., Eilers, K., McKnight, D., Fierer, N., Andersond, S. (2014): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68 (2014) 166e176
A preliminary survey of lichen associated eukaryotes using pyrosequencing. Bates, S.T., W.A. Walters, R. Knight, N. Fierer. (2012): The Lichenologist 44 (1): 137–146
Digging deeper to find unique microbial communities: The strong effect of depth on the structure of bacterial and archaeal communities in soil. Eilers K.G., Debenport S., Anderson S., Fierer N. (2012): Soil Biology and Biochemistry(50):58-65
Temporal variability in the diversity and composition of stream bacterioplankton communities. Portillo, M., Anderson S., and Fierer N. (2012): Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial communities associated with the lichen symbiosis. Bates, S.T., Cropsey, G.W.G., Caporaso, J.G., Knight, R., Fierer, N. (2011): Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 1309-1314
Examining the global distribution of dominant archaeal populations in soil. Bates, S., Berg-Lyons, D., Caporaso, J.G., Walters,W. A., Knight, R., Fierer, N. (2010): ISME Journal.
Shifts in bacterial community structure associated with inputs of low molecular weight carbon compounds to soil. Eilers, K.G., Lauber, C L., Knight, R., Fierer N. (2010): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42 (2010) 896-903
Searching for unifying principles in soil ecology . Fierer, N., Grandy, A.S., Six, J., Paul E.A. (2009): Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 41: 2249-2256.
The influence of soil properties on the structure of bacterial and fungal communities across land-use types. Lauber, C.L., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2008): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40(9): 2407-2415.
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Verrucomicrobia and their role in soil methanol consumption. Fierer, N (2015): B21J-02 Microbial Controls of Biogeochemical Cycling I, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2009. Anderson, S. (2009): Boulder Creek CZO, University of Colorado Boulder, NSF Award #724960
Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2008. Anderson, S. (2008): Boulder Creek CZO, University of Colorado Boulder
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