Jennifer B.H. Martiny

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999, Biological Sciences

Phone: (949) 824-0487
Fax: (949) 824-2181

University of California, Irvine
3029 Biological Sciences III
University of California
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697

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community ecology, microbial diversity, and global change biology
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2012 VELUX Visiting Professor to Copenhagen University
2011 NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
2005 Junior Investigator Award, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
2004 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2003 Career Enhancement Fellow, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Our lab studies the generation, maintenance, and consequences of biodiversity. Currently we are investigating the mechanisms underlying microbial diversity patterns and the consequences of this diversity for ecosystem functioning, particularly in the face of global change. The lab uses a combination of approaches, from genetic surveys of natural communities to field experiments and microcosm studies. We study a variety of systems including grassland bacteria and fungi and marine viruses.
Publications Selected recent publications:

Hatosy, S.M., J.B.H. Martiny, R. Sachdeva, J. Steele, J.A. Fuhrman, and A.C. Martiny. 2013. Beta-diversity of marine bacteria depends on temporal scale. Ecology. 94:1898-1904.

Nyyssönen, M., H. Tran, U. Karaoz, C. Weihe, M.Z. Hadi, J.B.H. Martiny, A.C. Martiny, E.L. Brodie. In press. Coupled high-throughput functional screening and next generation sequencing for identification of plant polymer decomposing enzymes in metagenomic libraries. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4: 282.

Clasen J.L., C.A. Hanson, Y. Ibrahim, C. Weihe, M.F. Marston, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. Diversity and temporal dynamics of southern California coastal marine cyanophage isolates. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 69: 17-31.

Marston, M., S. Taylor, N. Sme, R. Parsons, T. Noyes, J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. Marine cyanophages exhibit local and regional biogeography. Environmental Microbiology. 15: 1452-1463.

Reed, H.E. and J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. Microbial composition affects the functioning of estuarine sediments. The ISME Journal. 7: 868-879.

S.D. Allison, Y. Lu, C. Weihe, M.L. Goulden, A.C. Martiny, K.K. Treseder, J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. Microbial abundance and composition influence litter decomposition response to environmental change. Ecology. 94: 714-725

Amend, A.S., T.A. Oliver, L. A. Amaral-Zettler, A. Boetius, J.A. Fuhrman, M.C. Horner-Devine, S.M. Huse, D.B. Mark Welch, A.C. Martiny, A. Ramette, L. Zinger, M.L. Sogin, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. Macroecological patterns of marine Bacteria on a global scale. Journal of Biogeography. 40: 800-811.

Irvine, I.C., M.S. Witter, C.A. Brigham, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2013. “Relationships between methylobacteria and glyphosate with native and invasive plant species: implications for restoration.” Restoration Ecology. 21:105-113.

Shade, A., H. Peter, S.D. Allison, D. Baho, M. Berga, H. Bürgmann, D.H. Huber, S. Langenheder, J. T. Lennon, J.B.H. Martiny, K. Matulich, T.M. Schmidt and J. Handelsman. 2012. Fundamentals of microbial community resistance and resilience. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3:417.

Hanson, C.A., J. Fuhrman, M.C. Horner-Devine, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2012. Beyond biogeographic patterns: processes shaping the microbial landscape. Nature Reviews Microbiology 10:497-506.

Irvine, I.C., L. Vivanco, P. Bentley, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2012. The effect of nitrogen enrichment on C1-cycling microorganisms and methane flux in salt marsh sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology: 3:90.

Marston, M.F., F.J. Pierciey Jr., A. Shepard, G. Gearin, J. Qi, C. Yandava, S.C. Schuster, M.R. Henn, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2012. “Rapid diversification of coevolving marine Synechococcus and a virus.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109:4544-4549.

Irvine, I.C., M.S. Witter, C.A. Brigham, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2012. “Relationships between methylobacteria and glyphosate with native and invasive plant species: implications for restoration.” Restoration Ecology. Online early.

Irvine, I.C., C.A. Brigham, K.N. Suding, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2012. The Abundance of Pink-Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs in the Root Zone of Plant Species in Invaded Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat.” PlosONE 7:e31206.
Other Experience Assistant Professor
Brown University 2000—2006

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