Molecular Ecology of Archaea in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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