Adam Camillo Martiny

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Associate Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences

Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences


Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark, 2003, Environmental Microbiology

Phone: (949) 824-9713
Fax: (949) 824-3874

University of California, Irvine
3208 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Microbiology, Environmental Genomics, Oceanography
Post doc., Chisholm Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JBH Martiny, S Jones, JT Lennon, and AC Martiny. Microbiomes in light of traits: a phylogenetic perspective. Science. 2015.
E Galbraith and AC Martiny. A simple nutrient-dependence mechanism for predicting the stoichiometry of marine ecosystems. PNAS. 2015.
SM Hatosy and AC Martiny. The ocean as a global reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2015.
MW Lomas, JA Bonachela, SA Levin, and AC Martiny. Impact of ocean phytoplankton diversity on phosphate uptake. PNAS. 2014.
YC Teng, FW Primeau, JK Moore, MW Lomas, and AC Martiny. Global-scale variations in the carbon to phosphorous ratio of exported marine organic matter. Nature Geo. 2014.
AC Martiny, CTA Pham, FW Primeau, JA Vrugt, JK Moore, SA Levin, and MW Lomas. Strong latitudinal patterns in the elemental ratios of marine plankton and organic matter. Nature Geo. 2013.
P Flombaum, JL Gallegos, RA Gordillo, J Rincón, LL Zabala, N Jiao, DM Karl, WKW Li, MW Lomas, D Veneziano, CS Vera, JA Vrugt, and AC Martiny. Present and future global distributions of the marine Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus. PNAS. 2013.
R Berlemont and AC Martiny. Phylogenetic distribution of potential cellulases in bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2013.
AC Martiny, KK Treseder, and G Pusch. Phylogenetic conservatism of functional traits in microorganisms. ISME J. 2013.
DB Rusch, AC Martiny, CL Dupont, AL Halpern, and JC Venter. Characterization of Prochlorococcus clades from iron depleted oceanic region. PNAS. 2010.
AC Martiny, SK Kathuria, and P Berube. Widespread metabolic potential for nitrite and nitrate assimilation among Prochlorococcus ecotypes. PNAS. 2009.
G Kettler, AC Martiny, K Huang, J Zucker, M Coleman, S Rodrigue, F Chen, A Lapidus, S Ferriera, J Johnson, C Steglich, G Church, P Richardson, and SW Chisholm. Implications of Gene Gain and Loss in the Evolution of Prochlorococcus. PLoS Genet. 2007.
AC Martiny, ML Coleman, and SW Chisholm. Phosphate acquisition genes in Prochlorococcus ecotypes: evidence for genome-wide adaptation. PNAS. 2006.
K Zhang, AC Martiny, NB Reppas, KW Barry, J Malek, SW Chisholm, GM Church. Sequencing genomes from single cells by polymerase cloning. Nature Biotechnol. 2006.
AC Martiny, TM Jorgensen, HJ Albrechtsen, E Arvin, and S Molin. Long-term succession of structure and diversity of a biofilm formed in a model drinking water distribution system. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003.
NSF: Collaborative Research: Prochlorococcus and its contribution to new production in the Sargasso Sea. w. Mike Lomas, BIOS
NSF: MSB: Do cheaters ever win? Examining microbial competition and extracellular enzyme production. w. Steve Allison
DOE - GTL: Can microbial functional traits predict the response and resilience of decomposition to global change? w. Steve Allison, K. Treseder, J. Martiny, M. Goulden, E. Brodie.
NSF: Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Biological control of ocean C:N:P ratios w. Mike Lomas, Simon Levin, Kun Zhang, Steven Allison, and Ben van Mooy
NSF: MRI: Acquisition of Mobile Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility for Microbiological Research and Minority Student Training
NSF: Collaborative research: Regional variation of phytoplankton diversity and biogeochemical functioning in the subtropical Indian Ocean
Development of digital RT-PCR methods to quantify human-associated Bacteriophage in storm water and coastal recreational waters
DOE: A trait-based framework for linking microbial communities with carbon transformations under precipitation change.
Professional Societies
International Society of Microbial Ecology
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Society of Microbiology
Research Centers
UCI Center for Environmental Biology
Center for Complex Biological Systems
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