Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Jonathan W. Leff

Jonathan W. Leff

Current Research

I study complex microbial communities in soil, associated with plants, as well as in a variety of other systems. I use modern molecular methods and data analysis techniques to address current research questions in microbial ecology, plant-microbe interactions, and ecology of the built environment.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Fierer lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Please see my Google Scholar profile for a list of publications and my personal website for more information about my research.



Jonathan W. Leff | Ginkgo microbial community biogeography

Sampling ginkgo trees to study the biogeography of bacterial communities within individual trees. Link to journal article.

One of several Nutrient Network sites, where I was part of a team to study the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus inputs on soil microbial communities (link to journal article) and the relationship between plant and soil microbial diversity (link to journal article).