Microenvironmental Ecology of Hot Spring Microbial Mats
Methods: Use of microsensors and advanced imaging techniques to monitor and map in situ physico-chemical microgradients, spatial organization and activity of microorganisms in hot spring microbial mats.
Current study sites:
Octopus Spring, Mushroom Spring, Nymph Creek, "Bath Lake Vista Annex"
Long-term collaborator in Yellowstone Park: Prof. David M. Ward, MSU, Bozeman