Compared to other microorganisms, we know very little about Archaea in our backyards. However, they may play important roles in ecosystem functions and nutrient cycling (e.g. ammonia oxidation). Applying cutting-edge molecular approaches, we will characterize community composition and spatiotemporal distribution of Archaea in White Clay Creek, Costa Rica, the Chesapeake Bay, and Pearl River estuaries.
Funded by: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China
Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan
Collaborator: Chuanlun Zhang (SUSTech)
Project Year: 2018