Jennifer B.H. Martiny

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Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Director, UCI Microbiome

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
Research Interests
microbiomes, community ecology, microbial diversity, global change biology, experimental evolution
Academic Distinctions
Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
2017-2020 Chancellor's Fellow, UCI
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
Research Abstract
Our lab aims to uncover fundamental principles of the generation and maintenance of diversity in microbial communities across environmental, engineered, and human systems. To do this, we bring together perspectives from microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. We investigate the mechanisms underlying microbial biogeographic patterns and the consequences of this diversity for ecosystem functioning, particularly in the face of environmental change.
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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