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.

If you have questions or comments for this working group, please contact Lee Stanish.

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Current Members

Name Affiliation Role
Lee Stanish National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Lead
Naupaka Zimmerman University of San Francisco Chair
Allison Veach University of Texas at San Antonio Member
Amy Jacobs National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Member
Christopher Blackwood Kent State University Member
Debjani Sihi Oak Ridge National Laboratory Member
Gary King Louisiana State University Member
James Tiedje Michigan State University Member
Linda Kinkel University of Minnesota Member
Rachel Gallery University of Arizona Member
Robert Bowers Joint Genome Institute Member
Xiao-Jun Allen Liu University of Massachusetts Member