Microorganisms in soil, water and air represent nearly all of the biodiversity on the planet. Known as Earth’s microbiome, they have strong control over climate and biogeochemical cycles. Researching this microbial world helps us better predict the effects of land use and climate change, and laying the groundwork for new environmental biotechnologies.

Our faculty are experts in:

  • microbial pathogens and antibiotic resistance in soil and water 
  • microbial physiology 
  • multi-omics analysis (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
  • plant-soil microbial feedbacks 

Click the profiles to learn more about who we are and what we research in microbial ecology.


 

  • I focus on multi-omnics analysis (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and plant-soil microbial feedbacks in our work on in microbial ecology.
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  • I focus on microbial physiology and multi-omnics analysis (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) in our work on in microbial ecology.
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Raina M. Maier

Raina M. Maier

Professor

Director, UA Superfund Research Program


Jean E. McLain

Jean E. McLain

Professor

Assistant Dean, Faculty Advancement

Research Scientist


Julie Neilson

Associate Research Professor

Director, Maier Lab

Director, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining

  • I focus on microbial physiology; multi-omnics analysis (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics); and plant-soil microbial feedbacks in our work on in microbial ecology.
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Ian Pepper

Ian L. Pepper

Professor

Director, Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center



  • I focus on microbial physiology and multi-omnics analysis (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) in our work on in microbial ecology.
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