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My research in microbial ecology explores interactions between dissolved organic matter (DOM) and bacterioplankton community composition and activity in a variety of aquatic systems. I am especially interested in how ecosystem-level events, such as phytoplankton blooms and freshwater inputs, control the bottom-up influence of DOM on the bacterial community and, in turn, how shifts in the bacterial community impact rates of DOM processing. I use a combination of molecular tools and experimental approaches to address these questions.

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Emma Wear
Postdoc, Church lab
Flathead Lake Biological Station
University of Montana


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