Jennifer B.H. Martiny

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Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Co-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
Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science
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.
Selected recent publications:

Martiny, JBH, AC Martiny, E Brodie, AB Chase, A Rodríguez-Verdugo, KK Treseder, SD Allison. 2023. Investigating the eco-evolutionary response of microbiomes to environmental change. Ecology Letters.

Barrón-Sandoval, A, JBH Martiny, T Pérez-Carbajal, SH Bullock, A Leija, G. Hernándex, AE Escalante. 2023. Functional significance of microbial diversity in arid soils: biological soil crusts and nitrogen fixation as a model system. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, fiad009.

Finks, SS, and JBH Martiny. 2023. Plasmid-encoded traits vary across environments. mBio, e03191-22.

Loreau, M, P Jarne, JBH Martiny. 2023. Opportunities to advance the synthesis of ecology and evolution. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.14175.

Barbour, K.M., A. Barróm-Sandoval, K.E. Walters, J.B.H. Martiny. 2022. Towards quantifying microbial dispersal in the environment. Environmental Microbiology 25: 137–142.

Walters, KE, JK Capocchi, MBN Albright, Z. Hao, EL Brodie, JBH Martiny. 2022. Routes and rates of bacterial dispersal impact surface soil microbiome composition and functioning. The ISME Journal 16: 2295-2304.

Scales, NC, AB Chase, SS Finks, AA Malik, C Weihe, SD Allison, JBH Martiny. 2022. Differential response of bacterial microdiversity to simulated global change. Applied and environmental microbiology 88 (6), e02429-2.1

Chase, AB, C Weihe, JBH Martiny. 2021. Adaptive differentiation and rapid evolution of a soil bacterium along a climate gradient. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (18), e2101254118

Oliver, A., A.B. Chase, C. Weihe, S.B. Orchanian, S.F. Riedel, C. Hendrickson, M. Lay, J.M. Sewall, J.B.H. Martiny, and K. Whiteson. 2021. High-fiber, whole-food dietary intervention alters the human gut microbiome but not fecal short-chain fatty acids. mSystems 6:e00115-21.
Other Experience
Assistant/Associate Professor
Brown University 2000—2006
Research Centers
UCI Microbiome Center
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