Molecular Ecology of Archaea in Fresh Water and Estuaries

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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 Years: 2018, 2019