Affiliated Faculty & Partners

William Holben


Department: Division of Biological Sciences

University System: University of Montana - Missoula


Professional Summary:

Molecular microbial ecology, molecular genetics, and environmental microbiology. Ongoing research projects include: Community-level analyses linking bacterial community structure, function, activity, and diversity in metal-contaminated and pristine river sediment systems; exploring the role of the microbial community in the success of invasive weeds; examining the role of charcoal from forest fires in controlling the distribution and activity of nitrifying bacteria in forest soils; fate and transport of microbes in the environment; microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract; using the soil bacterial community as an early warning system for elevated CO2.

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