Less is known about Archaea than the other two domains of life on Earth (Bacteria and Eukarya), particularly the role they play in ecosystem functions and nutrient cycling (e.g., ammonia oxidation). Applying cutting-edge molecular approaches, this project is characterizing community composition and spatiotemporal distribution of Archaea in White Clay Creek, Costa Rica, the Chesapeake Bay, and terrestrial environments.
Funded by: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China
Principal Investigator: Jinjun Kan
Collaborator: Chuanlun Zhang (SUSTech)
Project Year: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022