Research in the Joye research group lies at the interface of microbiology and geochemistry. Microbial processes regulate energy and elemental flows in the environment. We investigate these processes in coastal, blue water, and deep-sea environments as well as in polar regions and terrestrial extreme environments. We use field monitoring (including oceanic research cruises and deep-sea submersible dives), laboratory experiments, and molecular ecological techniques to tease apart the suite of factors that regulate the abundance and activity of microorganisms and their role in energy and elemental flows, and we seek to understand these processes as they relate to climate change.
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