Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Shank
Soil microbial processes exert a major influence on many of our planet's ecosystems, yet our ability to directly observe the enzymatic and metabolic activities of microbes within soil is currently critically limited. This in part due to the...
Lead Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Shank
In nature, most microbes exist as members of complex multispecies communities that play vital roles promoting plant and soil health. Many of these microbial communities exist as biofilms: structured multispecies collections of microbial cells...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jason McDermott
The goal of this project is to attain a systems level understanding of the soil microbiome and its phenotypic response to changing moisture through a tractable, spatially explicit examination of the molecular and ecological interactions occurring...