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 Recent publications:

Chase, A.B., P. Arevalo, M.F. Polz, R. Berlemont, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. Evidence for ecological flexibility in the cosmopolitan genus Curtobacterium. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 1874.

Marston, M.F. and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. Genomic diversification of marine cyanophages into stable ecotypes. Environmental Microbiology 18: 4240-4253.

Crummett, L.C., R.J. Puxty, C. Weihe, M.F. Marston, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. The genomic content and context of auxiliary metabolic genes in marine cyanomyoviruses. Virology 499: 219-229.

Martiny, J.B.H., A.C. Martiny, C. Weihe, Y. Lu, R. Berlemont, E.L. Brodie, M.L. Goulden, K.K. Treseder, and S.D. Allison. In press. Microbial legacies alter decomposition in response to simulated global change. The ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.122.

Evans, S., J.B.H. Martiny, S.D. Allison. 2016. Effects of dispersal and selection on stochastic assembly in microbial communities. The ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.96.

Nelson, M.B., A.C. Martiny, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. Global biogeography of microbial nitrogen-cycling traits in soil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:8033-8040.

Hanson, C.A., M.F. Marston, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. Biogeographic variation in host range phenotypes and taxonomic composition of marine cyanophage isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:983.

Martiny, J.B.H, S.E. Jones, J.T. Lennon, and A.C. Martiny. 2015. Microbiomes in light of traits: a phylogenetic perspective. Science 350: aac9323.

Nelson, M.B., R. Berlemont, A.C. Martiny, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2015. Nitrogen cycling potential of a grassland litter microbial community. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81:7012-7022.

Amend, A.S., A.C. Martiny, S.D. Allison, R. Berlemont, M.L. Goulden, Y. Ling, K.K. Treseder, C. Weihe, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2016. Microbial response to simulated global change is phylogenetically conserved and linked with functional potential. The ISME Journal. 10:109-118.

Matulich, K.L., C. Weihe, S.D. Allison, A.S. Amend, R. Berlemont, M.L. Goulden, S. Kimball, A.C. Martiny, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2015. Temporal variation overshadows the response of leaf litter microbial communities to simulated global change. The ISME Journal. 9: 2477-2489.

Auyeung, D.N., J.B.H. Martiny, and J.S. Dukes. 2015. Nitrification kinetics and ammonia-oxidizing community respond to warming and altered precipitation. Ecosphere 6:art83.

Amend A.S., K.L. Matulich, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2015. Nitrogen addition, not initial phylogenetic diversity, increases litter decomposition by fungal communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:109.

Vivanco, L., I. Irvine, and J.B.H. Martiny. 2015. Nonlinear responses in salt marsh functioning to increased nitrogen addition. Ecology. 96: 936-947.

Matulich, K.L. and J.B.H. Martiny. 2015. Microbial composition alters the response of litter decomposition to environmental change. Ecology 96:154-163.
Other Experience Assistant/Associate Professor
Brown University 2000—2006

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