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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  • Rosario, K; Fierer, N; Miller, S; Luongo, J; Breitbart, M (2018), Diversity of DNA and RNA Viruses in Indoor Air As Assessed via Metagenomic Sequencing. Environ. Sci. Technol. Version: 1 52 (3) 1014-1027, issn: 0013-936X, ids: FV8QP, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04203, PubMed ID: 29298386
  • Choudoir, MJ; Barberan, A; Menninger, HL; Dunn, RR; Fierer, N (2018), Variation in range size and dispersal capabilities of microbial taxa. Ecology Version: 1 99 (2) 322-334, issn: 0012-9658, ids: FU9GY, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2094, PubMed ID: 29160898
  • Brewer, TE; Fierer, N (2018), Tales from the tomb: the microbial ecology of exposed rock surfaces. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 20 (3) 958-970, issn: 1462-2912, ids: GA5SM, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14024, PubMed ID: 29235707
  • Robeson, MS; Khanipov, K; Golovko, G; Wisely, SM; White, MD; Bodenchuck, M; Smyser, TJ; Fofanov, Y; Fierer, N; Piaggio, AJ (2018), Assessing the utility of metabarcoding for diet analyses of the omnivorous wild pig (Sus scrofa). Ecol. Evol. Version: 1 8 (1) 185-196, issn: 2045-7758, ids: FS0SE, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3638, PubMed ID: 29321862
  • Delgado-Baquerizo, M; Oliverio, AM; Brewer, TE; Benavent-Gonzalez, A; Eldridge, DJ; Bardgett, RD; Maestre, FT; Singh, BK; Fierer, N (2018), A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil. Science Version: 1 359 (6373) 320-+, issn: 0036-8075, ids: FT6BB, doi: 10.1126/science.aap9516, PubMed ID: 29348236
  • Washburne, AD; Silverman, JD; Leff, JW; Bennett, DJ; Darcy, JL; Mukherjee, S; Fierer, N; David, LA (2017), Phylogenetic factorization of compositional data yields lineage-level associations in microbiome datasets. PeerJ Version: 1 5 , Art. No. e2969, issn: 2167-8359, ids: EO7VO, doi: 10.7717/peerj.2969, PubMed ID: 28289558
  • Thompson, LR; Sanders, JG; McDonald, D; Amir, A; Ladau, J; Locey, KJ; Prill, RJ; Tripathi, A; Gibbons, SM; Ackermann, G; Navas-Molina, JA; Janssen, S; Kopylova, E; Vazquez-Baeza, Y; Gonzalez, A; Morton, JT; Mirarab, S; Xu, ZZ; Jiang, LJ; Haroon, MF; Kanbar, J; Zhu, QJ; Song, SJ; Kosciolek, T; Bokulich, NA; Lefler, J; Brislawn, CJ; Humphrey, G; Owens, SM; Hampton-Marcell, J; Berg-Lyons, D; McKenzie, V; Fierer, N; Fuhrman, JA; Clauset, A; Stevens, RL; Shade, A; Pollard, KS; Goodwin, KD; Jansson, JK; Gilbert, JA; Knight, R (2017), A communal catalogue reveals Earths multiscale microbial diversity. Nature Version: 1 551 (7681) 457-+, issn: 0028-0836, ids: FN5JO, doi: 10.1038/nature24621, PubMed ID: 29088705
  • Hammer, TJ; Janzen, DH; Hallwachs, W; Jaffe, SP; Fierer, N (2017), Caterpillars lack a resident gut microbiome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. Version: 1 114 (36) 9641-9646, issn: 0027-8424, ids: FF7FP, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707186114, PubMed ID: 28830993
  • Fierer, N (2017), Embracing the unknown: disentangling the complexities of the soil microbiome. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. Version: 1 15 (10) 579-590, issn: 1740-1526, ids: FG6LY, doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.87, PubMed ID: 28824177
  • Rempfert, KR; Miller, HM; Bompard, N; Nothaft, D; Matter, JM; Kelemen, P; Fierer, N; Templeton, AS (2017), Geological and Geochemical Controlson Subsurface Microbial Life in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman. Front. Microbiol. Version: 1 8 , Art. No. 56, issn: 1664-302X, ids: EJ9QI, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00056, PubMed ID: 28223966
  • Delgado-Baquerizo, M; Bissett, A; Eldridge, DJ; Maestre, FT; He, JZ; Wang, JT; Hamonts, K; Liu, YR; Singh, BK; Fierer, N (2017), Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities. Nat. Ecol. Evol. Version: 1 1 (9) 1339-1347, issn: 2397-334X, ids: FO9EI, doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0259-7, PubMed ID: 29046544
  • Strickland, MS; Callaham, MA; Gardiner, ES; Stanturf, JA; Leff, JW; Fierer, N; Bradford, MA (2017), Response of soil microbial community composition and function to a bottomland forest restoration intensity gradient. Appl. Soil Ecol. Version: 1 119 317-326, issn: 0929-1393, ids: FF4DP, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.07.008
  • Craine, JM; Barberan, A; Lynch, RC; Menninger, HL; Dunn, RR; Fierer, N (2017), Molecular analysis of environmental plant DNA in house dust across the United States. Aerobiologia Version: 1 33 (1) 71-86, issn: 0393-5965, ids: EL1AR, doi: 10.1007/s10453-016-9451-5
  • Oliverio, AM; Bradford, MA; Fierer, N (2017), Identifying the microbial taxa that consistently respond to soil warming across time and space. Glob. Change Biol. Version: 1 23 (5) 2117-2129, issn: 1354-1013, ids: EQ1AB, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13557, PubMed ID: 27891711
  • Carini, P; Marsden, PJ; Leff, J; Morgan, EE; Strickland, MS; Fierer, N (2017), Relic DNA is abundant in soil and obscures estimates of soil microbial diversity. NAT. MICROBIOL Version: 1 2 (3) , Art. No. 16242, issn: 2058-5276, ids: EP0VR, doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.242, PubMed ID: 27991881
  • Wood, SA; Gilbert, JA; Leff, JW; Fierer, N; DAngelo, H; Bateman, C; Gedallovich, SM; Gillikin, CM; Gradoville, MR; Mansor, P; Massmann, A; Yang, N; Turner, BL; Brearley, FQ; McGuire, KL (2017), Consequences of tropical forest conversion to oil palm on soil bacterial community and network structure. Soil Biol. Biochem. Version: 1 112 258-268, issn: 0038-0717, ids: EZ4SZ, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.05.019
  • Zapka, C; Leff, J; Henley, J; Tittl, J; De Nardo, E; Butler, M; Griggs, R; Fierer, N; Edmonds-Wilson, S (2017), Comparison of Standard Culture-Based Method to Culture-Independent Method for Evaluation of Hygiene Effects on the Hand Microbiome. mBio Version: 1 8 (2) , Art. No. e00093-17, issn: 2150-7511, ids: ET8TW, doi: 10.1128/mBio.00093-17
  • Luongo, JC; Barberan, A; Hacker-Cary, R; Morgan, EE; Miller, SL; Fierer, N (2017), Microbial analyses of airborne dust collected from dormitory rooms predict the sex of occupants. Indoor Air Version: 1 27 (2) 338-344, issn: 0905-6947, ids: ES5DF, doi: 10.1111/ina.12302, PubMed ID: 27018492
  • Bowers, RM; Kyrpides, NC; Stepanauskas, R; Harmon-Smith, M; Doud, D; Reddy, TBK; Schulz, F; Jarett, J; Rivers, AR; Eloe-Fadrosh, EA; Tringe, SG; Ivanova, NN; Copeland, A; Clum, A; Becraft, ED; Malmstrom, RR; Birren, B; Podar, M; Bork, P; Weinstock, GM; Garrity, GM; Dodsworth, JA; Yooseph, S; Sutton, G; Glockner, FO; Gilbert, JA; Nelson, WC; Hallam, SJ; Jungbluth, SP; Ettema, TJG; Tighe, S; Konstantinidis, KT; Liu, WT; Baker, BJ; Rattei, T; Eisen, JA; Hedlund, B; McMahon, KD; Fierer, N; Knight, R; Finn, R; Cochrane, G; Karsch-Mizrachi, I; Tyson, GW; Rinke, C; Lapidus, A; Meyer, F; Yilmaz, P; Parks, DH; Eren, AM; Schriml, L; Banfield, JF; Hugenholtz, P; Woyke, T (2017), Minimum information about a single amplified genome (MISAG) and a metagenome-assembled genome (MIMAG) of bacteria and archaea. Nat. Biotechnol. Version: 1 35 (8) 725-731, issn: 1087-0156, ids: FC8XV, doi: 10.1038/nbt.3893, PubMed ID: 28787424
  • Madden, AA; Boyden, SD; Soriano, JAN; Corey, TB; Leff, JW; Fierer, N; Starks, PT (2017), The emerging contribution of social wasps to grape rot disease ecology. PeerJ Version: 1 5 , Art. No. e3223, issn: 2167-8359, ids: ET5DP, doi: 10.7717/peerj.3223, PubMed ID: 28462032
  • Emerson, JB; Keady, PB; Clements, N; Morgan, EE; Awerbuch, J; Miller, SL; Fierer, N (2017), High temporal variability in airborne bacterial diversity and abundance inside single-family residences. Indoor Air Version: 1 27 (3) 576-586, issn: 0905-6947, ids: ES6TH, doi: 10.1111/ina.12347, PubMed ID: 27743387
  • Leff, JW; Lynch, RC; Kane, NC; Fierer, N (2017), Plant domestication and the assembly of bacterial and fungal communities associated with strains of the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus. New Phytol. Version: 1 214 (1) 412-423, issn: 0028-646X, ids: EQ5NS, doi: 10.1111/nph.14323, PubMed ID: 27879004
  • Barberan, A; Velazquez, HC; Jones, S; Fierer, N (2017), Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information. mSphere Version: 1 2 (4) , Art. No. e00237-17, issn: 2379-5042, ids: FF0VF, doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00237-17
  • Lear, G; Lau, K; Perchec, AM; Buckley, HL; Case, BS; Neale, M; Fierer, N; Leff, JW; Handley, KM; Lewis, G (2017), Following Rapoports Rule: the geographic range and genome size of bacterial taxa decline at warmer latitudes. Environ. Microbiol. Version: 1 19 (8) 3152-3162, issn: 1462-2912, ids: FD8RB, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13797, PubMed ID: 28504344
  • Stopnisek, N; Zuhlke, D; Carlier, A; Barberan, A; Fierer, N; Becher, D; Riedel, K; Eberl, L; Weisskopf, L (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
  • Emerson, JB; Keady, PB; Brewer, TE; Clements, N; Morgan, EE; Awerbuch, J; Miller, SL; Fierer, N (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
  • Aanderud, ZT; Jones, SE; Fierer, N; Lennon, JT (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
  • Gray, CM; Helmig, D; Fierer, N (2015), Bacteria and fungi associated with isoprene consumption in soil. Elementa-Sci. Anthrop. Version: 1 3 , Art. No. 53, issn: 2325-1026, ids: CS5JG, doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000053
  • Aleklett, K; Leff, J; Fierer, N; Hart, M (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
  • Prober, SM; Leff, JW; Bates, ST; Borer, ET; Firn, J; Harpole, WS; Lind, EM; Seabloom, EW; Adler, PB; Bakker, JD; Cleland, EE; DeCrappeo, NM; DeLorenze, E; Hagenah, N; Hautier, Y; Hofmockel, KS; Kirkman, KP; Knops, JMH; La Pierre, KJ; MacDougall, AS; McCulley, RL; Mitchell, CE; Risch, AC; Schuetz, M; Stevens, CJ; Williams, RJ; Fierer, N (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
  • Edmonds-Wilson, SL; Nurinova, NI; Zapka, CA; Fierer, N; Wilson, M (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
  • Barberan, A; Ladau, J; Leff, JW; Pollard, KS; Menninger, HL; Dunn, RR; Fierer, N (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
  • Grantham, NS; Reich, BJ; Pacifici, K; Laber, EB; Menninger, HL; Henley, JB; Barberan, A; Leff, JW; Fierer, N; Dunn, RR (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
  • Beasley, DE; Koltz, AM; Lambert, JE; Fierer, N; Dunn, RR (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
  • Hammer, TJ; Dickerson, JC; Fierer, N (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
  • Leff, JW; Jones, SE; Prober, SM; Barberan, A; Borer, ET; Firn, JL; Harpole, WS; Hobbie, SE; Hofmockel, KS; Knops, JMH; McCulley, RL; La Pierre, K; Risch, AC; Seabloom, EW; Schutz, M; Steenbock, C; Stevens, CJ; Fierer, N (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; Towne, EG; Miller, M; Fierer, N (2015), Climatic warming and the future of bison as grazers. Sci Rep Version: 1 5 , Art. No. 16738, issn: 2045-2322, ids: CW0LL, doi: 10.1038/srep16738, PubMed ID: 26567987
  • McGuire, KL; DAngelo, H; Brearley, FQ; Gedallovich, SM; Babar, N; Yang, N; Gillikin, CM; Gradoville, R; Bateman, C; Turner, BL; Mansor, P; Leff, JW; Fierer, N (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
  • Leff, JW; Del Tredici, P; Friedman, WE; Fierer, N (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
  • Barberan, A; Dunn, RR; Reich, BJ; Pacifici, K; Laber, EB; Menninger, HL; Morton, JM; Henley, JB; Leff, JW; Miller, SL; Fierer, N (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
  • Barberan, A; McGuire, KL; Wolf, JA; Jones, FA; Wright, SJ; Turner, BL; Essene, A; Hubbell, SP; Faircloth, BC; Fierer, N (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
  • Bergmann, GT; Craine, JM; Robeson, MS; Fierer, N (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
  • Shade, A; Jones, SE; Caporaso, JG; Handelsman, J; Knight, R; Fierer, N; Gilbert, JA (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
  • Fierer, N; Barberan, A; Laughlin, DC (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
  • Ramirez, KS; Leff, JW; Barberan, A; Bates, ST; Betley, J; Crowther, TW; Kelly, EF; Oldfield, EE; Shaw, EA; Steenbock, C; Bradford, MA; Wall, DH; Fierer, N (2014), Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York Citys 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, PubMed ID: 25274366
  • Barberan, A; Ramirez, KS; Leff, JW; Bradford, MA; Wall, DH; Fierer, N (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
  • Stopnisek, N; Bodenhausen, N; Frey, B; Fierer, N; Eberl, L; Weisskopf, L (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, PubMed ID: 23945027
  • Crowther, TW; Maynard, DS; Leff, JW; Oldfield, EE; McCulley, RL; Fierer, N; Bradford, MA (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, PubMed ID: 24692253
  • Parfrey, LW; Walters, WA; Lauber, CL; Clemente, JC; Berg-Lyons, D; Teiling, C; Kodira, C; Mohiuddin, M; Brunelle, J; Driscoll, M; Fierer, N; Gilbert, JA; Knight, R (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
  • Fierer, N; Cary, C (2014), Don let microbial samples perish. Nature Version: 1 512 (7514) 253-253, issn: 0028-0836, ids: AN3SF, doi: 10.1038/512253b, PubMed ID: 25143104
  • Cary, SC; Fierer, N (2014), The importance of sample archiving in microbial ecology. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. Version: 1 12 (12) 789-790, issn: 1740-1526, ids: AT9AS, doi: 10.1038/nrmicro3382, PubMed ID: 25564681
  • Forsberg, KJ; Patel, S; Gibson, MK; Lauber, CL; Knight, R; Fierer, N; Dantas, G (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
  • Gabor, RS; Eilers, K; McKnight, DM; Fierer, N; Anderson, SP (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
  • Gray, CM; Monson, RK; Fierer, N (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; Seite, S; Henley, JB; Martin, R; Zelenkova, H; Aguilar, L; Fierer, N (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, PubMed ID: 25607704
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  • Treseder, KK; Maltz, MR; Hawkins, BA; Fierer, N; Stajich, JE; McGuire, KL (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
  • Hammer, TJ; McMillan, WO; Fierer, N (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
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