Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

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 working with a network of collaborators to examine the adaptations used by microorganisms to survive and grow in 'extreme' environments, defined as those environments where microbial growth is limited due to either challenging environmental conditions and/or a high degree of resource limitation. This work has used both cultivation-independent (e.g. DNA sequencing) and cultivation-based approaches to identify the microbial taxa and the specific adaptations used by microbes to thrive in these environments. For example, we have been investigating the microbes found in deep soils where organic carbon frequently limits growth, and have found that these soils harbor a high degree of novel microbial diversity, including taxa that have unique physiologies that allow them to sustain growth on alternate energy sources. We also have been studying those soil microbes living in the Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica, one of driest and coldest environments on the planet. While some of the soils in the region harbor diverse microbial communities, other soils appear devoid of any microbial life, establishing the environmental conditions that constrain habitability in terrestrial surface environments. Such 'uninhabited' soils are unlikely to be unique to the study region, challenging expectations about where microbes might, or might not, be able to thrive on Earth and other planets.



A field sampling location in the Transantarctic Mountain Range of Antarctica, with one of the helicopters used to access the site shown in the foreground. Photo: Noah Fierer

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  • Madden AA; Oliverio AM; Kearns PJ; Henley JB; Fierer N; Starks PTB; Wolfe BE; Romero LM; Lattin CR. (Mar 2022). Chronic stress and captivity alter the cloacal microbiome of a wild songbird. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 10.1242/jeb.243176
  • Dragone NB; Henley JB; Holland-Moritz H; Diaz M; Hogg ID; Lyons WB; Wall DH; Adams BJ; Fierer N. (Jan 2022). Elevational Constraints on the Composition and Genomic Attributes of Microbial Communities in Antarctic Soils. mSystems. 10.1128/msystems.01330-21
  • Franco ALC; Adams BJ; Diaz MA; Lemoine NP; Dragone NB; Fierer N; Lyons WB; Hogg I; Wall DH. (Oct 2021). Response of Antarctic soil fauna to climate-driven changes since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.15940
  • Diaz MA; Corbett LB; Bierman PR; Adams BJ; Wall DH; Hogg ID; Fierer N; Lyons WB. (Oct 2021). Relationship between meteoric Be-10 and NO3- concentrations in soils along Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica. Earth Surface Dynamics , 9(5), 1363-1380. 10.5194/esurf-9-1363-2021
  • Webster TM; McFarland A; Gebert MJ; Oliverio AM; Nichols LM; Dunn RR; Hartmann EM; Fierer N. (Oct 2021). Structure and Functional Attributes of Bacterial Communities in Premise Plumbing Across the United States. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington) , 55(20), 14105-14114. 10.1021/acs.est.1c03309
  • Chen Y; Gebert MJ; Faith SA; Dunn RR; Fierer N; Barberan A. (Oct 2021). Global Patterns and Climatic Controls of Dust-Associated Microbial Communities. Microbiology Spectrum , 9(2). 10.1128/Spectrum.01447-21
  • Simonin M; Rocca JD; Gerson JR; Moore E; Brooks AC; Czaplicki L; Ross MRV; Fierer N; Craine JM; Bernhardt ES. (Jul 2021). Consistent declines in aquatic biodiversity across diverse domains of life in rivers impacted by surface coal mining. Ecological Applications , 31(6). 10.1002/eap.2389
  • Delgado-Baquerizo M; Eldridge DJ; Liu Y-R; Sokoya B; Wang J-T; Hu H-W; He J-Z; Bastida F; Moreno JL; Bamigboye AR. (Jul 2021). Global homogenization of the structure and function in the soil microbiome of urban greenspaces. Science Advances , 7(28). 10.1126/sciadv.abg5809
  • Lekberg Y; Arnillas CA; Borer ET; Bullington LS; Fierer N; Kennedy PG; Leff JW; Luis AD; Seabloom EW; Henning JA. (Jun 2021). Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization consistently favor pathogenic over mutualistic fungi in grassland soils. Nature Communications , 12(1). 10.1038/s41467-021-23605-y
  • Dragone NB; Diaz MA; Hogg I; Lyons WB; Jackson WA; Wall DH; Adams BJ; Fierer N. (Jun 2021). Exploring the Boundaries of Microbial Habitability in Soil. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , 126(6). 10.1029/2020JG006052
  • Bueno de Mesquita, C, Lauren M. Nicholsc, Matthew J. Geberta, Caihong Vanderburgha, Gaëlle Bocksbergerd, Jack D. Lesterd, Ammie K. Kaland, Paula Dieguezd, Maureen S. McCarthyd, Anthony Agbord, Paula Álvarez Varonae, Ayuk Emmanuel Ayimisind, Mattia Bessoned, Rebecca Chancellorg, Heather Cohend, Charlotte Couplandd, Tobias Deschnerd, Villard Ebot Egbed, Annemarie Goedmakersi, Anne-Céline Granjond, Cyril C. Grueterj, Josephine Headd, R. Adriana Hernandez-Aguilare, Kathryn J. Jefferyn, Sorrel Jonesd, Parag Kadamp, Michael Kaiserd, Juan Lapuented, Bradley Larsond, Sergio Marrocolid, David Morganr, Badru Mugerwas, Felix Mulindahabiu, Emily Neild, Protais Niyigabau, Liliana Pachecov, Alex K. Pielp, Martha M. Robbinsd, Aaron Rundusg, Crickette M. Sanzu, Lilah Sciakyd, Douglas Sheily, Volker Sommer, Fiona A. Stewart, Els Tond, Joost van Schijndeld, Virginie Vergnesaa, Erin G. Wessling, Roman M. Wittigd, Yisa Ginath Yuhd, Kyle Yurkiwd, Klaus Zuberbühleree, Jan F. Gogartengg, Anna Heintz-Buschartii, Alexandra N. Muellne. (Jun 2021). Structure of Chimpanzee Gut Microbiomes across Tropical Africa. mSystems (3). 10.1128/mSystems.01269-20
  • Walsh CM; Becker-Uncapher I; Carlson M; Fierer N. (Mar 2021). Variable influences of soil and seed-associated bacterial communities on the assembly of seedling microbiomes. The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology. 10.1038/s41396-021-00967-1
  • Diaz MA; Gardner CB; Welch SA; Jackson WA; Adams BJ; Wall DH; Hogg ID; Fierer N; Lyons WB. (Mar 2021). Geochemical zones and environmental gradients for soils from the central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Biogeosciences , 18(5), 1629-1644. 10.5194/bg-18-1629-2021
  • Holland-Moritz H; Stuart JEM; Lewis LR; Miller SN; Mack MC; Ponciano JM; McDaniel SF; Fierer N. (Feb 2021). The bacterial communities of Alaskan mosses and their contributions to N-2-fixation. Microbiome , 9(1). 10.1186/s40168-021-01001-4
  • Nielsen DA; Fierer N; Geoghegan JL; Gillings MR; Gumerov V; Madin JS; Moore L; Paulsen IT; Reddy TBK; Tetu SG. (Feb 2021). Aerobic bacteria and archaea tend to have larger and more versatile genomes. OIKOS , 130(4), 501-511. 10.1111/oik.07912
  • Fierer, N; Wood, SA; de Mesquita, CPB. (Feb 2021). How microbes can, and cannot, be used to assess soil health. SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY , 153. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.108111
  • George SF; Fierer N; Levy JS; Adams B. (Jan 2021). Antarctic Water Tracks: Microbial Community Responses to Variation in Soil Moisture, pH, and Salinity. Frontiers in Microbiology , 12. 10.3389/fmicb.2021.616730
  • Landis EA; Oliverio AM; McKenney EA; Nichols LM; Kfoury N; Biango-Daniels M; Shell LK; Madden AA; Shapiro L; Sakunala S. (Jan 2021). The diversity and function of sourdough starter microbiomes. eLife , 10. 10.7554/eLife.61644
  • Loupy KM; Cler KE; Marquart BM; Yifru TW; D'Angelo HM; Arnold MR; Elsayed AI; Gebert MJ; Fierer N; Fonken LK. (Jan 2021). Comparing the effects of two different strains of mycobacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae NCTC 11659 and M. vaccae ATCC 15483, on stress-resilient behaviors and lipid-immune signaling in rats. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity , 91, 212-229. 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.09.030
  • Hammer TJ; Dickerson JC; Owen McMillan W; Fierer N. (Dec 2020). Heliconius Butterflies Host Characteristic and Phylogenetically Structured Adult-Stage Microbiomes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology , 86(24). 10.1128/AEM.02007-20
  • Oliverio AM; Bissett A; McGuire K; Saltonstall K; Turner BL; Fierer N. (Oct 2020). The Role of Phosphorus Limitation in Shaping Soil Bacterial Communities and Their Metabolic Capabilities. mBio , 11(5). 10.1128/mBio.01718-20
  • Dove NC; Arogyaswamy K; Billings SA; Botthoff JK; Carey CJ; Cisco C; DeForest JL; Fairbanks D; Fierer N; Gallery RE. (Oct 2020). Continental-scale patterns of extracellular enzyme activity in the subsoil: an overlooked reservoir of microbial activity. Environmental Research Letters , 15(10). 10.1088/1748-9326/abb0b3
  • McBride SG; Choudoir M; Fierer N; Strickland MS. (Sep 2020). Volatile organic compounds from leaf litter decomposition alter soil microbial communities and carbon dynamics. Ecology , 101(10). 10.1002/ecy.3130
  • Delgado-Baquerizo M; Reich PB; Bardgett RD; Eldridge DJ; Lambers H; Wardle DA; Reed SC; Plaza C; Png GK; Neuhauser S. (Sep 2020). The influence of soil age on ecosystem structure and function across biomes. Nature Communications , 11(1). 10.1038/s41467-020-18451-3
  • Cano-Diaz C; Maestre FT; Eldridge DJ; Singh BK; Bardgett RD; Fierer N; Delgado-Baquerizo M. (Sep 2020). Contrasting environmental preferences of photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic soil cyanobacteria across the globe. Global Ecology and Biogeography , 29(11), 2025-2038. 10.1111/geb.13173
  • Diaz MA; Li J; Michalski G; Darrah TH; Adams BJ; Wall DH; Hogg ID; Fierer N; Welch SA; Gardner CB. (Aug 2020). Stable Isotopes of Nitrate, Sulfate, and Carbonate in Soils From the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica: A Record of Atmospheric Deposition and Chemical Weathering. Frontiers in Earth Science , 8. 10.3389/feart.2020.00341
  • Stuart JEM; Holland-Moritz H; Lewis LR; Jean M; Miller SN; McDaniel SF; Fierer N; Ponciano JM; Mack MC. (Aug 2020). Host Identity as a Driver of Moss-Associated N(2)Fixation Rates in Alaska. Ecosystems , 24(3), 530-547. 10.1007/s10021-020-00534-3
  • Grantham NS; Reich BJ; Laber EB; Pacifici K; Dunn RR; Fierer N; Gebert M; Allwood JS; Faith SA. (Jun 2020). Global forensic geolocation with deep neural networks. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C: Applied Statistics , 69(4), 909-929. 10.1111/rssc.12427
  • Madin JS; Nielsen DA; Brbic M; Corkrey R; Danko D; Edwards K; Engqvist MKM; Fierer N; Geoghegan JL; Gillings M. (Jun 2020). A synthesis of bacterial and archaeal phenotypic trait data. Scientific Data , 7(1). 10.1038/s41597-020-0497-4
  • Allwood JS; Fierer N; Dunn RR; Breen M; Reich BJ; Laber EB; Clifton J; Grantham NS; Faith SA. (May 2020). Use of standardized bioinformatics for the analysis of fungal DNA signatures applied to sample provenance. Forensic Science International , 310. 10.1016/j.forsciint.2020.110250
  • Brewer TE; Albertsen M; Edwards A; Kirkegaard RH; Rocha EPC; Fierer N. (Feb 2020). Unlinked rRNA genes are widespread among bacteria and archaea. The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology , 14(2), 597-608. 10.1038/s41396-019-0552-3
  • Pothula, SK; Wall, DH; Lyons, WB; Diaz, M; Fierer, N; Hogg, ID; Dragone, N; Lemoine, NP; Adams, BJ. (Jan 2020). PATTERNS OF SOIL COMMUNITIES IN GLACIAL RETREAT AREAS USING META-ANALYSIS. JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY , 51.
  • Oliverio AM; Geisen S; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Maestre FT; Turner BL; Fierer N. (Jan 2020). The global-scale distributions of soil protists and their contributions to belowground systems. Science Advances , 6(4). 10.1126/sciadv.aax8787
  • Carini P; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Hinckley E-LS; Holland-Moritz H; Brewer TE; Rue G; Vanderburgh C; McKnight D; Fierer N. (Jan 2020). Effects of Spatial Variability and Relic DNA Removal on the Detection of Temporal Dynamics in Soil Microbial Communities. mBio , 11(1). 10.1128/mBio.02776-19
  • Allwood JS; Fierer N; Dunn RR. (Jan 2020). The Future of Environmental DNA in Forensic Science. Applied and Environmental Microbiology , 86(2). 10.1128/AEM.01504-19
  • Singh SP; Staicu A-M; Dunn RR; Fierer N; Reich BJ. (Dec 2019). A nonparametric spatial test to identify factors that shape a microbiome. Annals of Applied Statistics , 13(4). 10.1214/19-aoas1262
  • Choudoir, M; Rossabi, S; Gebert, M; Helmig, D; Fierer, N. (Dec 2019). A Phylogenetic and Functional Perspective on Volatile Organic Compound Production by Actinobacteria. MSYSTEMS , 4(2). 10.1128/mSystems.00295-18
  • Steen, AD; Crits-Christoph, A; Carini, P; DeAngelis, KM; Fierer, N; Lloyd, KG; Thrash, JC. (Dec 2019). High proportions of bacteria and archaea across most biomes remain uncultured. ISME JOURNAL , 13(12). 10.1038/s41396-019-0484-y
  • Brewer, TE; Aronson, EL; Arogyaswamy, K; Billings, SA; Botthoff, JK; Campbell, AN; Dove, NC; Fairbanks, D; Gallery, RE; Hart, SC; Kaye, J; King, G; Logan, G; Lohse, KA; Maltz, MR; Mayorga, E; ONeill, C; Owens, SM; Packman, A; Pett-Ridge, J; Plante, AF; Richter, DD; Silver, WL; Yang, WH; Fierer, N. (Dec 2019). Ecological and Genomic Attributes of Novel Bacterial Taxa That Thrive in Subsurface Soil Horizons. MBIO , 10(5). 10.1128/mBio.01318-19
  • Nottingham, AT; Whitaker, J; Ostle, NJ; Bardgett, RD; McNamara, NP; Fierer, N; Salinas, N; Ccahuana, AJQ; Turner, BL; Meir, P. (Nov 2019). Microbial responses to warming enhance soil carbon loss following translocation across a tropical forest elevation gradient. ECOLOGY LETTERS , 22(11). 10.1111/ele.13379
  • Fierer, N. (Oct 2019). Earthworms place on Earth. SCIENCE , 366(6464). 10.1126/science.aaz5670
  • Walsh, CM; Gebert, MJ; Delgado-Baquerizo, M; Maestre, FT; Fierer, N. (Sep 2019). A Global Survey of Mycobacterial Diversity in Soil. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY , 85(17). 10.1128/AEM.01180-19
  • Webster, TM; Fierer, N. (Sep 2019). Microbial Dynamics of Biosand Filters and Contributions of the Microbial Food Web to Effective Treatment of Wastewater-Impacted Water Sources. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY , 85(17). 10.1128/AEM.01142-19
  • Dietzel, K; Valle, D; Fierer, N; URen, JM; Barberan, A. (Aug 2019). Geographical Distribution of Fungal Plant Pathogens in Dust Across the United States. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION , 7. 10.3389/fevo.2019.00304
  • Bastida, F; Bastidal, F; Garcia, C; Fierer, N; Eldridge, DJ; Bowker, MA; Abades, S; Alfaro, FD; Berhe, AA; Cutler, NA; Gallardo, A; Garcia-Velazquez, L; Hart, SC; Hayese, PE; Hernandez, T; Hseu, ZY; Jehmlich, N; Kirchmair, M; Lambers, H; Neuhauser, S; Pena-Ramirez, VM; Perez, CA; Reed, SC; Santos, F; Siebe, C; Sullivan, BW; Trivedi, P; Vera, A; Williams, MA; Moreno, JL; Delgado-Baquerizo, M. (Aug 2019). Global ecological predictors of the soil priming effect. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS , 10. 10.1038/s41467-019-11472-7
  • Lyke, MM; Di Fiore, A; Fierer, N; Madden, AA; Lambert, JE. (Jun 2019). Metagenomic analyses reveal previously unrecognized variation in the diets of sympatric Old World monkey species. PLOS ONE , 14(6). 10.1371/journal.pone.0218245
  • Hammer, TJ; Sanders, JG; Fierer, N. (May 2019). Not all animals need a microbiome. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS , 366(10). 10.1093/femsle/fnz117
  • Delgado-Baquerizo, M; Bardgett, RD; Vitousek, PM; Maestre, FT; Williams, MA; Eldridge, DJ; Lambers, H; Neuhauser, S; Gallardo, A; Garcia-Velazquez, L; Sala, OE; Abades, SR; Alfaro, FD; Berhe, AA; Bowker, MA; Currier, CM; Cutler, NA; Hart, SC; Hayes, PE; Hseu, ZY; Kirchmair, M; Pena-Ramirez, VM; Perez, CA; Reed, SC; Santos, F; Siebe, C; Sullivan, BW; Weber-Grullon, L; Fierer, N. (Apr 2019). Changes in belowground biodiversity during ecosystem development. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , 116(14). 10.1073/pnas.1818400116
  • Zinger, L; Bonin, A; Alsos, IG; Balint, M; Bik, H; Boyer, F; Chariton, AA; Creer, S; Coissac, E; Deagle, BE; Barba, M; Dickie, IA; Dumbrell, AJ; Ficetola, GF; Fierer, N; Fumagalli, L; Gilbert, MTP; Jarman, S; Jumpponen, A; Kauserud, H; Orlando, L; Pansu, J; Pawlowski, J; Tedersoo, L; Thomsen, PF; Willerslev, E; Taberlet, P. (Apr 2019). DNA metabarcoding-Need for robust experimental designs to draw sound ecological conclusions. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY , 28(8). 10.1111/mec.15060
  • Rath, KM; Fierer, N; Murphy, DV; Rousk, J. (Mar 2019). Linking bacterial community composition to soil salinity along environmental gradients. ISME JOURNAL , 13(3). 10.1038/s41396-018-0313-8
  • Bradford, MA; McCulley, RL; Crowther, TW; Oldfield, EE; Wood, SA; Fierer, N. (Feb 2019). Cross-biome patterns in soil microbial respiration predictable from evolutionary theory on thermal adaptation. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION , 3(2). 10.1038/s41559-018-0771-4
  • Gebert, MJ, M Delgado-Baquerizo, AM Oliverio, TM Webster, LM Nichols, JR Honda, ED Chan, J Adjemian, RR Dunn and N Fierer. (Dec 2018). Ecological Analyses of Mycobacteria in Showerhead Biofilms and Their Relevance to Human Health. MBIO , 9(5). 10.1128/mBio.01614-18
  • Ladau, J, Y Shi, X Jing, JS He, LT Chen, XG Lin, N Fierer, JA Gilbert, KS Pollard and HY Chu. (Dec 2018). Existing Climate Change Will Lead to Pronounced Shifts in the Diversity of Soil Prokaryotes. MSYSTEMS , 3(5). 10.1128/mSystems.00167-18
  • Nottingham, AT, N Fierer, BL Turner, J Whitaker, NJ Ostle, NP McNamara, RD Bardgett, JW Leff, N Salinas, MR Silman, LEB Kruuk and P Meir. (Nov 2018). Microbes follow Humboldt: temperature drives plant and soil microbial diversity patterns from the Amazon to the Andes. ECOLOGY , 99(11). 10.1002/ecy.2482
  • Semchenko, M, JW Leff, YM Lozano, S Saar, J Davison, A Wilkinson, BG Jackson, WJ Pritchard, JR De Long, S Oakley, KE Mason, NJ Ostle, EM Baggs, D Johnson, N Fierer and RD Bardgett. (Nov 2018). Fungal diversity regulates plant-soil feedbacks in temperate grassland. SCIENCE ADVANCES , 4(11). 10.1126/sciadv.aau4578
  • Oliverio, AM, HJ Gan, K Wickings and N Fierer. (Oct 2018). A DNA metabarcoding approach to characterize soil arthropod communities. SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY , 125. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.06.026
  • Bowman, WD, A Ayyad, CPB de Mesquita, N Fierer, TS Potter and S Sternagel. (Oct 2018). Limited ecosystem recovery from simulated chronic nitrogen deposition. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS , 28(7). 10.1002/eap.1783
  • Oliverio, AM, JF Power, A Washburne, SC Cary, MB Stott and N Fierer. (Aug 2018). The ecology and diversity of microbial eukaryotes in geothermal springs. ISME JOURNAL , 12(8). 10.1038/s41396-018-0104-2
  • Ortiz-Alvarez, R, N Fierer, A de los Rios, EO Casamayor and A Barberan. (Jul 2018). Consistent changes in the taxonomic structure and functional attributes of bacterial communities during primary succession. ISME JOURNAL , 12(7). 10.1038/s41396-018-0076-2
  • Leff, JW, RD Bardgett, A Wilkinson, BG Jackson, WJ Pritchard, JR De Long, S Oakley, KE Mason, NJ Ostle, D Johnson, EM Baggs and N Fierer. (Jul 2018). Predicting the structure of soil communities from plant community taxonomy, phylogeny, and traits. ISME JOURNAL , 12(7). 10.1038/s41396-018-0089-x
  • Cameron, EK, IS Martins, P Lavelle, J Mathieu, L Tedersoo, F Gottschall, CA Guerra, J Hines, G Patoine, J Siebert, M Winter, S Cesarz, M Delgado-Baquerizo, O Ferlian, N Fierer, H Kreft, TE Lovejoy, L Montanarella, A Orgiazzi, HM Pereira, HRP Phillips, J Settele, DH Wall and N Eisenhauer. (Jul 2018). Global gaps in soil biodiversity data. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION , 2(7). 10.1038/s41559-018-0573-8
  • Sullins, DS, DA Haukos, JM Craine, JM Lautenbach, SG Robinson, JD Lautenbach, JD Kraft, RT Plumb, JH Reitz, BK Sandercock and N Fierer. (Jul 2018). Identifying the diet of a declining prairie grouse using DNA metabarcoding. AUK , 135(3). 10.1642/AUK-17-199.1
  • Holland-Moritz, H, J Stuart, LR Lewis, S Miller, MC Mack, SF McDaniel and N Fierer. (Jul 2018). Novel bacterial lineages associated with boreal moss species. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY , 20(7). 10.1111/1462-2920.14288
  • Rossabi, S, M Choudoir, D Helmig, J Hueber and N Fierer. (Jun 2018). Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Soil Following Wetting Events. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES , 123(6). 10.1029/2018JG004514
  • Clements, N, P Keady, JB Emerson, N Fierer and SL Miller. (Apr 2018). Seasonal Variability of Airborne Particulate Matter and Bacterial Concentrations in Colorado Homes. ATMOSPHERE , 9(4). 10.3390/atmos9040133
  • Brewer, TE and N Fierer. (Mar 2018). Tales from the tomb: the microbial ecology of exposed rock surfaces. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY , 20(3). 10.1111/1462-2920.14024
  • Rosario, K, N Fierer and M Breitbart. (Mar 2018). Near-Complete Genome Sequence of a Novel Single-Stranded RNA Virus Discovered in Indoor Air. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS , 6(12). 10.1128/genomeA.00198-18
  • Rosario, K, N Fierer, S Miller, J Luongo and M Breitbart. (Feb 2018). Diversity of DNA and RNA Viruses in Indoor Air As Assessed via Metagenomic Sequencing. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY , 52(3). 10.1021/acs.est.7b04203
  • Choudoir, MJ, A Barberan, HL Menninger, RR Dunn and N Fierer. (Feb 2018). Variation in range size and dispersal capabilities of microbial taxa. ECOLOGY , 99(2). 10.1002/ecy.2094
  • Delgado-Baquerizo, M, AM Oliverio, TE Brewer, A Benavent-Gonzalez, DJ Eldridge, RD Bardgett, FT Maestre, BK Singh and N Fierer. (Jan 2018). A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil. SCIENCE , 359(6373). 10.1126/science.aap9516
  • Robeson, MS, K Khanipov, G Golovko, SM Wisely, MD White, M Bodenchuck, TJ Smyser, Y Fofanov, N Fierer and AJ Piaggio. (Jan 2018). Assessing the utility of metabarcoding for diet analyses of the omnivorous wild pig (Sus scrofa). ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION , 8(1). 10.1002/ece3.3638
  • Zapka, C, J Leff, J Henley, J Tittl, E De Nardo, M Butler, R Griggs, N Fierer and S Edmonds-Wilson. (Dec 2017). Comparison of Standard Culture-Based Method to Culture-Independent Method for Evaluation of Hygiene Effects on the Hand Microbiome. MBIO , 8(2). 10.1128/mBio.00093-17
  • Barberan, A, HC Velazquez, S Jones and N Fierer. (Dec 2017). Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information. MSPHERE , 2(4). 10.1128/mSphere.00237-17
  • Thompson, LR, JG Sanders, D McDonald, A Amir, J Ladau, KJ Locey, RJ Prill, A Tripathi, SM Gibbons, G Ackermann, JA Navas-Molina, S Janssen, E Kopylova, Y Vazquez-Baeza, A Gonzalez, JT Morton, S Mirarab, ZZ Xu, LJ Jiang, MF Haroon, J Kanbar, QJ Zhu, SJ Song, T Kosciolek, NA Bokulich, J Lefler, CJ Brislawn, G Humphrey, SM Owens, J Hampton-Marcell, D Berg-Lyons, V McKenzie, N Fierer, JA Fuhrman, A Clauset, RL Stevens, A Shade, KS Pollard, KD Goodwin, JK Jansson, JA Gilbert and R Knight. (Nov 2017). A communal catalogue reveals Earths multiscale microbial diversity. NATURE , 551(7681). 10.1038/nature24621
  • Strickland, MS, MA Callaham, ES Gardiner, JA Stanturf, JW Leff, N Fierer and MA Bradford. (Oct 2017). Response of soil microbial community composition and function to a bottomland forest restoration intensity gradient. APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY , 119. 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.07.008
  • Fierer, N. (Oct 2017). Embracing the unknown: disentangling the complexities of the soil microbiome. NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY , 15(10). 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.87
  • Hammer, TJ, DH Janzen, W Hallwachs, SP Jaffe and N Fierer. (Sep 2017). Caterpillars lack a resident gut microbiome. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , 114(36). 10.1073/pnas.1707186114
  • Wood, SA, JA Gilbert, JW Leff, N Fierer, H DAngelo, C Bateman, SM Gedallovich, CM Gillikin, MR Gradoville, P Mansor, A Massmann, N Yang, BL Turner, FQ Brearley and KL McGuire. (Sep 2017). Consequences of tropical forest conversion to oil palm on soil bacterial community and network structure. SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY , 112. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.05.019
  • Delgado-Baquerizo, M, A Bissett, DJ Eldridge, FT Maestre, JZ He, JT Wang, K Hamonts, YR Liu, BK Singh and N Fierer. (Sep 2017). Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION , 1(9). 10.1038/s41559-017-0259-7
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