The Center of Environmental Genomics brings together people interested in the application of genomic-related technology to solving basic and applied problems in the environment. Here “genomic” is used broadly to include bioinformatics, proteomics, and other “omic” sciences. The Center facilitates interactions and collaborations between members now using genomic-based technology and others who have active programs in ecology or the environmental sciences. The Center fosters synergies and interactions among faculty and scientists who might not otherwise collaborate.
- Recruit graduate students
- Increase the visibility of an important research area
- Attract university, state, and federal funds for center activities
- Enhance the role of environmental scientists in the decision making process of the University
- Foster international collaborations and student exchange
David L. Kirchman authors textbook on microbial biology
David L. Kirchman, Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Biosciences, has published Processes in Microbial Ecology with Oxford University Press. The comprehensive textbook addresses microbial biology principles in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with a focus on biogeochemical processes. More details >