Working Group

Microbial TWG

The Microbial Ecology Sampling Program encompasses measurements of soil and aquatic microbial diversity, composition, and abundances that are deemed critical for understanding long-term changes in biodiversity and ecosystem function. The tools used for measuring microbial diversity in the environment develop and change rapidly. NEON relies on input and guidance from the Microbial Technical Working Group to advise on questions related to methods and analyses, as well as best practices for ensuring data quality, accessibility, and usability.

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Current Membership

Name Affiliation Role
Debjani Sihi Emory University Member
Gary King Louisiana State University Member
James Tiedje Michigan State University Member
Naupaka Zimmerman University of San Francisco Chair
Hugh Cross NEON Lead
Kate Thibault NEON Co-lead
Jeff Blanchard University of Massachusetts Member
Aditi Sengupta California Lutheran University Member