Adam Camillo Martiny

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Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences
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
Oceanography, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Genomics
Post doc., Chisholm Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Abstract
Our lab studies the highly diverse microbial community (i.e. plankton) living in the ocean. We are interested in quantifying how global human-induced environmental changes affect microbial diversity and ecosystem function. Marine microorganisms are also the engines that drive the cycles of carbon, nutrients, and oxygen in the ocean. Therefore, we are keen on learning how shifts in microbial communities will affect CO2 storage or whether the ocean will lose oxygen. We believe that ocean microbes are important for understanding and moderating the global impact of human activities.
Awards and Honors
Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Short Biography
Ph.D. at the Technical University of Denmark (2003)
Post doc at MIT (2003 to 2006)
Professor at UCI (2006 - current)
LJ Ustick, AA Larkin, CA Garcia, NS Garcia, M Brock, J Lee, N Wiseman, JK Moore, and AC Martiny. Metagenomic analysis reveals global-scale patterns of ocean nutrient limitation. Science. 2021.
AR Moreno, CA Garcia, AA Larkin, JA Lee, WL Wang, JK Moore, FW Primeau, and AC Martiny. Latitudinal gradient in the respiration quotient and the implications for ocean oxygen availability. PNAS. 2020.
AC Martiny, MW Lomas, W Fu, PW Boyd, YL Chen, GA Cutter, MJ Ellwood, K Furuya, F Hashihama, J Kanda, DM Karl, T Kodama, QP Li, J Ma, T Moutin, EMS Woodward, and JK Moore. Biogeochemical controls of surface ocean phosphate. Science Adv. 2019.
AG Kent, CA Garcia, and AC Martiny. Marine bacterial lifestyle change due to adaptation to high temperature. Nature Microbiol. 2018.
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.
MW Lomas, JA Bonachela, SA Levin, and AC Martiny. Impact of ocean phytoplankton diversity on phosphate uptake. PNAS. 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.
AC Martiny, KK Treseder, and G Pusch. Phylogenetic conservatism of functional traits in microorganisms. ISME J. 2013.
AC Martiny, SK Kathuria, and P Berube. Widespread metabolic potential for nitrite and nitrate assimilation among Prochlorococcus ecotypes. PNAS. 2009.
AC Martiny, ML Coleman, and SW Chisholm. Phosphate acquisition genes in Prochlorococcus ecotypes: evidence for genome-wide adaptation. PNAS. 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: Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Biological control of ocean C:N:P ratios w. Mike Lomas, Simon Levin, Kun Zhang, Steven Allison, and Ben van Mooy
NASA-MUREP/OCEANS: Linking genomic and remote sensing observations to quantify the physiological nutrient stress dynamics in ocean ecosystems (w. Behrenfeld and Westberry at OSU)
NOAA: Bio-GO-SHIP - A global analysis of large-scale changes to ocean plankton systems
Professional Societies
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Society of Microbiology
American Geophysical Union
The Oceanographic Society
Research Centers
UCI Center for Environmental Biology
Center for Complex Biological Systems
UCI Microbiome
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