Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Noah Fierer

Noah Fierer

Research Interests

My group works at the interface of the fields of ecology and microbiology. We study those microscopic organisms, namely bacteria and fungi, that are abundant and ubiquitous in nearly every environment on Earth where they are critical to the functioning of ecosystems. Previous work has focused on those microorganisms living inside our homes, in soil, on the human body, and in the atmosphere. We explore the diversity of microbial communities, identify the fundamental controls on microbial processes, and examine the mechanisms by which microorganisms influence human health and the health of ecosystems.

Current Research

Recently my group has been conducting a number of studies investigating those microbes living with us in our homes. As just one example of ongoing research, we are studying those bacteria that cause non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease—a growing problem in the U.S. Currently, it is estimated that >100,000 individuals suffer from NTM disease and the true prevalence of this disease is probably higher as most cases are likely never diagnosed. NTM disease is caused by a group of bacteria (the mycobacteria) that is commonly found living inside household water pipes or showerheads. In fact, many people with NTM disease have likely acquired the disease by inhaling mycobacteria from aerosolized water droplets while showering. For this reason, we are quantifying how the amounts and types of mycobacteria linked to NTM disease vary in showerheads from hundreds of households across the United States. To do so, we are working with a network of volunteer citizen scientists to collect swab samples of the bacteria found inside their showerheads. After quantifying the amounts and types of mycobacteria found in each showerhead, we use data on household location and other factors (including water chemistry) to predict why exposures to those bacteria that cause NTM disease are likely to be higher in some U.S. households than in others. While this study is still ongoing, our goal is to comprehensively investigate the amounts and types of mycobacterial exposures in homes, information that will be critical for understanding variation in the risk of acquiring NTM disease and what specific strategies could be used to reduce the transmission of NTM disease.



Results from the pilot study of 180 households across the U.S. The upper panel shows the locations of the sampled homes with the symbols colored by the abundance of Mycobacteria in each showerhead swab sample. The lower panel shows that homes receiving municipal (chlorinated) water have mycobacterial abundances that are >50% higher, on average, than homes receiving well water.

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  • Stopnisek, N, D Zuhlke, A Carlier, A Barberan, N Fierer, D Becher, K Riedel, L Eberl and L Weisskopf (2016), Molecular mechanisms underlying the close association between soil Burkholderia and fungi. ISME J. Version: 1 10 (1) 253-264, issn: 1751-7362, ids: CY8PR, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.73, PubMed ID: 25989372
  • Barberan, A, J Ladau, JW Leff, KS Pollard, HL Menninger, RR Dunn and N Fierer (2015), Continental-scale distributions of dust-associated bacteria and fungi. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. Version: 1 112 (18) 5756-5761, issn: 0027-8424, ids: CH3TS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420815112, PubMed ID: 25902536
  • Bergmann, GT, JM Craine, MS Robeson and N Fierer (2015), Seasonal Shifts in Diet and Gut Microbiota of the American Bison (Bison bison). PLoS One Version: 1 10 (11) , Art. No. e0142409, issn: 1932-6203, ids: CV7UL, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142409, PubMed ID: 26562019
  • Barberan, A, KL McGuire, JA Wolf, FA Jones, SJ Wright, BL Turner, A Essene, SP Hubbell, BC Faircloth and N Fierer (2015), Relating belowground microbial composition to the taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional trait distributions of trees in a tropical forest. Ecol. Lett. Version: 1 18 (12) 1397-1405, issn: 1461-023X, ids: CV8GI, doi: 10.1111/ele.12536, PubMed ID: 26472095
  • Prober, SM, JW Leff, ST Bates, ET Borer, J Firn, WS Harpole, EM Lind, EW Seabloom, PB Adler, JD Bakker, EE Cleland, NM DeCrappeo, E DeLorenze, N Hagenah, Y Hautier, KS Hofmockel, KP Kirkman, JMH Knops, KJ La Pierre, AS MacDougall, RL McCulley, CE Mitchell, AC Risch, M Schuetz, CJ Stevens, RJ Williams and N Fierer (2015), Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecol. Lett. Version: 1 18 (1) 85-95, issn: 1461-023X, ids: AW7SJ, doi: 10.1111/ele.12381, PubMed ID: 25430889
  • Aanderud, ZT, SE Jones, N Fierer and JT Lennon (2015), Resuscitation of the rare boisphere contributes to pulses of ecosystem activity. Front. Microbiol. Version: 1 6 , Art. No. 24, issn: 1664-302X, ids: CA7NE, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00024, PubMed ID: 25688238
  • Aleklett, K, J Leff, N Fierer and M Hart (2015), Wild plant species growing closely connected in a subalpine meadow host distinct root-associated bacterial communities. PeerJ Version: 1 3 , Art. No. e804, issn: 2167-8359, ids: CD0IJ, doi: 10.7717/peerj.804, PubMed ID: 25755932
  • McGuire, KL, H D'Angelo, FQ Brearley, SM Gedallovich, N Babar, N Yang, CM Gillikin, R Gradoville, C Bateman, BL Turner, P Mansor, JW Leff and N Fierer (2015), Responses of Soil Fungi to Logging and Oil Palm Agriculture in Southeast Asian Tropical Forests. Microb. Ecol. Version: 1 69 (4) 733-747, issn: 0095-3628, ids: CG4YP, doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0468-4, PubMed ID: 25149283
  • Parker, Dane, Planet, Paul, Cohen, Taylor, Smith, Hannah, Leon, Justinne, Ryan, Chanelle, Hammer, Tobin, Fierer, Noah, Cheng, Emily, Prince, Alice (2015), ID: 248. Cytokine Version: 1 76 (1) , issn: 10434666, doi: 10.1016/J.CYTO.2015.08.251
  • Emerson, JB, PB Keady, TE Brewer, N Clements, EE Morgan, J Awerbuch, SL Miller and N Fierer (2015), Impacts of Flood Damage on Airborne Bacteria and Fungi in Homes after the 2013 Colorado Front Range Flood. Environ. Sci. Technol. Version: 1 49 (5) 2675-2684, issn: 0013-936X, ids: CC8IH, doi: 10.1021/es503845j, PubMed ID: 25643125
  • Leff, JW, P Del Tredici, WE Friedman and N Fierer (2015), Spatial structuring of bacterial communities within individual Ginkgo biloba trees. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 17 (7) 2352-2361, issn: 1462-2912, ids: CN0OX, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12695, PubMed ID: 25367625
  • Leff, JW, SE Jones, SM Prober, A Barberan, ET Borer, JL Firn, WS Harpole, SE Hobbie, KS Hofmockel, JMH Knops, RL McCulley, K La Pierre, AC Risch, EW Seabloom, M Schutz, C Steenbock, CJ Stevens and N Fierer (2015), Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. Version: 1 112 (35) 10967-10972, issn: 0027-8424, ids: CQ1TV, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508382112, PubMed ID: 26283343
  • Craine, JM, EG Towne, M Miller and N Fierer (2015), Climatic warming and the future of bison as grazers. Scientific Reports Version: 1 5 , Art. No. 16738, issn: 2045-2322, ids: CW0LL, doi: 10.1038/srep16738, PubMed ID: 26567987
  • Hammer, TJ, JC Dickerson and N Fierer (2015), Evidence-based recommendations on storing and handling specimens for analyses of insect microbiota. PeerJ Version: 1 3 , Art. No. e1190, issn: 2167-8359, ids: CQ8HC, doi: 10.7717/peerj.1190, PubMed ID: 26311208
  • Beasley, DE, AM Koltz, JE Lambert, N Fierer and RR Dunn (2015), The Evolution of Stomach Acidity and Its Relevance to the Human Microbiome. PLoS One Version: 1 10 (7) , Art. No. e0134116, issn: 1932-6203, ids: CO0JM, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134116, PubMed ID: 26222383
  • Grantham, NS, BJ Reich, K Pacifici, EB Laber, HL Menninger, JB Henley, A Barberan, JW Leff, N Fierer and RR Dunn (2015), Fungi Identify the Geographic Origin of Dust Samples. PLoS One Version: 1 10 (4) , Art. No. e0122605, issn: 1932-6203, ids: CF8XK, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122605, PubMed ID: 25875229
  • Barberan, A, RR Dunn, BJ Reich, K Pacifici, EB Laber, HL Menninger, JM Morton, JB Henley, JW Leff, SL Miller and N Fierer (2015), The ecology of microscopic life in household dust. Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. Version: 1 282 (1814) 212-220, Art. No. 20151139, issn: 0962-8452, ids: CU2OC, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1139
  • Edmonds-Wilson, SL, NI Nurinova, CA Zapka, N Fierer and M Wilson (2015), Review of human hand microbiome research. J. Dermatol. Sci. Version: 1 80 (1) 3-12, issn: 0923-1811, ids: CW7BO, doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2015.07.006, PubMed ID: 26278471
  • Fierer, N, A Barberan and DC Laughlin (2014), Seeing the forest for the genes: using rnetagenomics to infer the aggregated traits of microbial communities. Front. Microbiol. Version: 1 5 , Art. No. 614, issn: 1664-302X, ids: AU6FI, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00614, PubMed ID: 25429288
  • Forsberg, KJ, S Patel, MK Gibson, CL Lauber, R Knight, N Fierer and G Dantas (2014), Bacterial phylogeny structures soil resistomes across habitats. Nature Version: 1 509 (7502) 612-+, issn: 0028-0836, ids: AH9JC, doi: 10.1038/nature13377, PubMed ID: 24847883
  • Treseder, KK, MR Maltz, BA Hawkins, N Fierer, JE Stajich and KL McGuire (2014), Evolutionary histories of soil fungi are reflected in their large-scale biogeography. Ecol. Lett. Version: 1 17 (9) 1086-1093, issn: 1461-023X, ids: AN2HW, doi: 10.1111/ele.12311, PubMed ID: 24912000
  • Fierer, N., and C. Cary (2014), Archiving: Don't let microbial samples perish. Nature Version: 1 512 (7514) 253-253, issn: 00280836, ids: AN3SF, doi: 10.1038/512253b
  • Shade, A, SE Jones, JG Caporaso, J Handelsman, R Knight, N Fierer and JA Gilbert (2014), Conditionally Rare Taxa Disproportionately Contribute to Temporal Changes in Microbial Diversity. mBio Version: 1 5 (4) , Art. No. e01371-14, issn: 2150-7511, ids: AO8FE, doi: 10.1128/mBio.01371-14, PubMed ID: 25028427
  • Parfrey, LW, WA Walters, CL Lauber, JC Clemente, D Berg-Lyons, C Teiling, C Kodira, M Mohiuddin, J Brunelle, M Driscoll, N Fierer, JA Gilbert and R Knight (2014), Communities of microbial eukaryotes in the mammalian gut within the context of environmental eukaryotic diversity. Front. Microbiol. Version: 1 5 , Art. No. 298, issn: 1664-302X, ids: AK9DV, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00298, PubMed ID: 24995004
  • Stopnisek, N, N Bodenhausen, B Frey, N Fierer, L Eberl and L Weisskopf (2014), Genus-wide acid tolerance accounts for the biogeographical distribution of soil Burkholderia populations. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 16 (6) 1503-1512, issn: 1462-2912, ids: AJ2SM, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12211
  • Barberan, A, KS Ramirez, JW Leff, MA Bradford, DH Wall and N Fierer (2014), Why are some microbes more ubiquitous than others? Predicting the habitat breadth of soil bacteria. Ecol. Lett. Version: 1 17 (7) 794-802, issn: 1461-023X, ids: AJ2ZP, doi: 10.1111/ele.12282, PubMed ID: 24751288
  • Crowther, TW, DS Maynard, JW Leff, EE Oldfield, RL McCulley, N Fierer and MA Bradford (2014), Predicting the responsiveness of soil biodiversity to deforestation: a cross-biome study. Glob. Change Biol. Version: 1 20 (9) 2983-2994, issn: 1354-1013, ids: AN0PU, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12565
  • Barberan, A, J Henley, N Fierer and EO Casamayor (2014), Structure, inter-annual recurrence, and global-scale connectivity of airborne microbial communities. Sci. Total Environ. Version: 1 487 187-195, issn: 0048-9697, ids: AI9NK, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.030, PubMed ID: 24784743
  • Ramirez, KS, JW Leff, A Barberan, ST Bates, J Betley, TW Crowther, EF Kelly, EE Oldfield, EA Shaw, C Steenbock, MA Bradford, DH Wall and N Fierer (2014), Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York City's Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. Version: 1 281 (1795) , Art. No. 20141988, issn: 0962-8452, ids: AQ9VJ, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1988
  • Gabor, RS, K Eilers, DM McKnight, N Fierer and SP Anderson (2014), From the litter layer to the saprolite: Chemical changes in water-soluble soil organic matter and their correlation to microbial community composition. Soil Biol. Biochem. Version: 1 68 166-176, issn: 0038-0717, ids: 287IU, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.09.029
  • Hammer, TJ, WO McMillan and N Fierer (2014), Metamorphosis of a Butterfly-Associated Bacterial Community. PLoS One Version: 1 9 (1) , Art. No. e86995, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 297XI, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086995, PubMed ID: 24466308
  • Flores, GE, JG Caporaso, JB Henley, JR Rideout, D Domogala, J Chase, JW Leff, Y Vazquez-Baeza, A Gonzalez, R Knight, RR Dunn and N Fierer (2014), Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome. Genome Biol. Version: 1 15 (12) , Art. No. 531, issn: 1465-6906, ids: AW9XX, doi: 10.1186/s13059-014-0531-y, PubMed ID: 25517225
  • Barberan, A, EO Casamayor and N Fierer (2014), The microbial contribution to macroecology. Front. Microbiol. Version: 1 5 , Art. No. 203, issn: 1664-302X, ids: AH2PB, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00203, PubMed ID: 24829564
  • Gray, CM, RK Monson and N Fierer (2014), Biotic and abiotic controls on biogenic volatile organic compound fluxes from a subalpine forest floor. J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosci. Version: 1 119 (4) 547-556, issn: 2169-8953, ids: AI9UN, doi: 10.1002/2013JG002575
  • Flores, GE, S Seite, JB Henley, R Martin, H Zelenkova, L Aguilar and N Fierer (2014), Microbiome of Affected and Unaffected Skin of Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Before and After Emollient Treatment. J. Drugs Dermatol. Version: 1 13 (11) 1365-1372, issn: 1545-9616, ids: AT5IJ
  • Bates, ST, S Ahrendt, HM Bik, TD Bruns, JG Caporaso, J Cole, M Dwan, N Fierer, D Gu, S Houston, R Knight, J Leff, C Lewis, JP Maestre, D McDonald, RH Nilsson, A Porras-Alfaro, V Robert, C Schoch, J Scott, DL Taylor, LW Parfrey and JE Stajich (2013), Meeting Report: Fungal ITS Workshop (October 2012). Stand. Genomic Sci. Version: 1 8 (1) 118-123, issn: 1944-3277, ids: 203WP, PubMed ID: 23961317
  • Dunn, RR, N Fierer, JB Henley, JW Leff and HL Menninger (2013), Home Life: Factors Structuring the Bacterial Diversity Found within and between Homes. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (5) , Art. No. UNSP e64133, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 163UP, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064133, PubMed ID: 23717552
  • Lauber, CL, KS Ramirez, Z Aanderud, J Lennon and N Fierer (2013), Temporal variability in soil microbial communities across land-use types. ISME J. Version: 1 7 (8) 1641-1650, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 187LF, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.50, PubMed ID: 23552625
  • Leff, JW and N Fierer (2013), Bacterial Communities Associated with the Surfaces of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (3) , Art. No. e59310, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 124QO, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059310, PubMed ID: 23544058
  • McGuire, KL, SD Allison, N Fierer and KK Treseder (2013), Ectomycorrhizal-Dominated Boreal and Tropical Forests Have Distinct Fungal Communities, but Analogous Spatial Patterns across Soil Horizons. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (7) , Art. No. e68278, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 182JD, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068278, PubMed ID: 23874569
  • Metcalf, JL, LW Parfrey, A Gonzalez, CL Lauber, D Knights, G Ackermann, GC Humphrey, MJ Gebert, W Van Treuren, D Berg-Lyons, K Keepers, Y Guo, J Bullard, N Fierer, DO Carter and R Knight (2013), A microbial clock provides an accurate estimate of the postmortem interval in a mouse model system. eLife Version: 1 2 , Art. No. e01104, issn: 2050-084X, ids: 274WU, doi: 10.7554/eLife.01104, PubMed ID: 24137541
  • Portillo, MC, JW Leff, CL Lauber and N Fierer (2013), Cell Size Distributions of Soil Bacterial and Archaeal Taxa. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 79 (24) 7610-7617, issn: 0099-2240, ids: 263NF, doi: 10.1128/AEM.02710-13, PubMed ID: 24077710
  • Craine, JM, N Fierer, KK McLauchlan and AJ Elmore (2013), Reduction of the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition with sustained temperature increase. Biogeochemistry Version: 1 113 (3-Jan) 359-368, issn: 0168-2563, ids: 129ST, doi: 10.1007/s10533-012-9762-8
  • Aanderud, ZT, SE Jones, DR Schoolmaster, N Fierer and JT Lennon (2013), Sensitivity of soil respiration and microbial communities to altered snowfall. Soil Biol. Biochem. Version: 1 57 217-227, issn: 0038-0717, ids: 121LU, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.07.022
  • Serna-Chavez, HM, N Fierer and PM van Bodegom (2013), Global drivers and patterns of microbial abundance in soil. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. Version: 1 22 (10) 1162-1172, issn: 1466-822X, ids: 211HO, doi: 10.1111/geb.12070
  • Shade, A, JG Caporaso, J Handelsman, R Knight and N Fierer (2013), A meta-analysis of changes in bacterial and archaeal communities with time. ISME J. Version: 1 7 (8) 1493-1506, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 187LF, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.54, PubMed ID: 23575374
  • Bates, ST, JC Clemente, GE Flores, WA Walters, LW Parfrey, R Knight and N Fierer (2013), Global biogeography of highly diverse protistan communities in soil. ISME J. Version: 1 7 (3) 652-659, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 114FL, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.147, PubMed ID: 23235291
  • McGuire, KL, SG Payne, MI Palmer, CM Gillikin, D Keefe, SJ Kim, SM Gedallovich, J Discenza, R Rangamannar, JA Koshner, AL Massmann, G Orazi, A Essene, JW Leff and N Fierer (2013), Digging the New York City Skyline: Soil Fungal Communities in Green Roofs and City Parks. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (3) , Art. No. e58020, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 103EI, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058020, PubMed ID: 23469260
  • Jones, RT, LG Sanchez and N Fierer (2013), A Cross-Taxon Analysis of Insect-Associated Bacterial Diversity. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (4) , Art. No. e61218, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 130DR, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061218, PubMed ID: 23613815
  • Fierer, N, J Ladau, JC Clemente, JW Leff, SM Owens, KS Pollard, R Knight, JA Gilbert and RL McCulley (2013), Reconstructing the Microbial Diversity and Function of Pre-Agricultural Tallgrass Prairie Soils in the United States. Science Version: 1 342 (6158) 621-624, issn: 0036-8075, ids: 243RJ, doi: 10.1126/science.1243768, PubMed ID: 24179225
  • Bowers, RM, N Clements, JB Emerson, C Wiedinmyer, MP Hannigan and N Fierer (2013), Seasonal Variability in Bacterial and Fungal Diversity of the Near-Surface Atmosphere. Environ. Sci. Technol. Version: 1 47 (21) 12097-12106, issn: 0013-936X, ids: 248OP, doi: 10.1021/es402970s, PubMed ID: 24083487
  • Song, SJ, C Lauber, EK Costello, CA Lozupone, G Humphrey, D Berg-Lyons, JG Caporaso, D Knights, JC Clemente, S Nakielny, JI Gordon, N Fierer and R Knight (2013), Cohabiting family members share microbiota with one another and with their dogs. eLife Version: 1 2 , Art. No. e00458, issn: 2050-084X, ids: 274NV, doi: 10.7554/eLife.00458, PubMed ID: 23599893
  • Neher, DA, TR Weicht, ST Bates, JW Leff and N Fierer (2013), Changes in Bacterial and Fungal Communities across Compost Recipes, Preparation Methods, and Composting Times. PLoS One Version: 1 8 (11) , Art. No. e79512, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 259PW, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079512, PubMed ID: 24278144
  • Flores, GE, ST Bates, JG Caporaso, CL Lauber, JW Leff, R Knight and N Fierer (2013), Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 15 (2) 588-596, issn: 1462-2912, ids: 079ZP, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12036, PubMed ID: 23171378
  • Hulcr, J, NR Rountree, SE Diamond, LL Stelinski, N Fierer and RR Dunn (2012), Mycangia of Ambrosia Beetles Host Communities of Bacteria. Microb. Ecol. Version: 1 64 (3) 784-793, issn: 0095-3628, ids: 010YZ, doi: 10.1007/s00248-012-0055-5, PubMed ID: 22546962
  • Fierer, N, CL Lauber, KS Ramirez, J Zaneveld, MA Bradford and R Knight (2012), Comparative metagenomic, phylogenetic and physiological analyses of soil microbial communities across nitrogen gradients. ISME J. Version: 1 6 (5) 1007-1017, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 928AA, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.159, PubMed ID: 22134642
  • Fierer, N, S Ferrenberg, GE Flores, A Gonzalez, J Kueneman, T Legg, RC Lynch, D McDonald, JR Mihaljevic, SP O'Neill, ME Rhodes, SJ Song and WA Walters (2012), From Animalcules to an Ecosystem: Application of Ecological Concepts to the Human Microbiome. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. Version: 1 43 137-155, Ed. Futuyma, DJ, issn: 1543-592X, ids: BCV57, isbn: 978-0-8243-1443-9, doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110411-160307
  • Peterse, F, J van der Meer, S Schouten, JWH Weijers, N Fierer, RB Jackson, JH Kim and JSS Damste (2012), Revised calibration of the MBT-CBT paleotemperature proxy based on branched tetraether membrane lipids in surface soils. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta Version: 1 96 215-229, issn: 0016-7037, ids: 028MU, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.08.011
  • Gonzalez, A, J Stombaugh, CL Lauber, N Fierer and R Knight (2012), SitePainter: a tool for exploring biogeographical patterns. Bioinformatics Version: 1 28 (3) 436-438, issn: 1367-4803, ids: 888ZL, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr685, PubMed ID: 22171330
  • Portillo, MC, SP Anderson and N Fierer (2012), Temporal variability in the diversity and composition of stream bacterioplankton communities. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 14 (9) 2417-2428, issn: 1462-2912, ids: 999HN, doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02785.x, PubMed ID: 22626459
  • Gray, CM and N Fierer (2012), Impacts of nitrogen fertilization on volatile organic compound emissions from decomposing plant litter. Glob. Change Biol. Version: 1 18 (2) 739-748, issn: 1354-1013, ids: 875PB, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02569.x
  • Knight, R, J Jansson, D Field, N Fierer, N Desai, JA Fuhrman, P Hugenholtz, D van der Lelie, F Meyer, R Stevens, MJ Bailey, JI Gordon, GA Kowalchuk and JA Gilbert (2012), Unlocking the potential of metagenomics through replicated experimental design. Nat. Biotechnol. Version: 1 30 (6) 513-520, issn: 1087-0156, ids: 957JV, doi: 10.1038/nbt.2235, PubMed ID: 22678395
  • Ramirez, KS, JM Craine and N Fierer (2012), Consistent effects of nitrogen amendments on soil microbial communities and processes across biomes. Glob. Change Biol. Version: 1 18 (6) 1918-1927, issn: 1354-1013, ids: 938WF, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02639.x
  • Caporaso, JG, CL Lauber, WA Walters, D Berg-Lyons, J Huntley, N Fierer, SM Owens, J Betley, L Fraser, M Bauer, N Gormley, JA Gilbert, G Smith and R Knight (2012), Ultra-high-throughput microbial community analysis on the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platforms. ISME J. Version: 1 6 (8) 1621-1624, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 975GG, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.8, PubMed ID: 22402401
  • Shade, A, JS Read, ND Youngblut, N Fierer, R Knight, TK Kratz, NR Lottig, EE Roden, EH Stanley, J Stombaugh, RJ Whitaker, CH Wu and KD McMahon (2012), Lake microbial communities are resilient after a whole-ecosystem disturbance. ISME J. Version: 1 6 (12) 2153-2167, issn: 1751-7362, ids: 041SL, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.56, PubMed ID: 22739495
  • Flores, GE, JB Henley and N Fierer (2012), A Direct PCR Approach to Accelerate Analyses of Human-Associated Microbial Communities. PLoS One Version: 1 7 (9) , Art. No. e44563, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 002ZJ, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044563, PubMed ID: 22962617
  • Hulcr, J, AM Latimer, JB Henley, NR Rountree, N Fierer, A Lucky, MD Lowman and RR Dunn (2012), A Jungle in There: Bacteria in Belly Buttons are Highly Diverse, but Predictable. PLoS One Version: 1 7 (11) , Art. No. e47712, issn: 1932-6203, ids: 048TK, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047712, PubMed ID: 23144827
  • Fierer, N, JW Leff, BJ Adams, UN Nielsen, ST Bates, CL Lauber, S Owens, JA Gilbert, DH Wall and JG Caporaso (2012), Cross-biome metagenomic analyses of soil microbial communities and their functional attributes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. Version: 1 109 (52) 21390-21395, issn: 0027-8424, ids: 071WR, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1215210110, PubMed ID: 23236140
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