Welcome to the Bowen Microbial Ecosystems Ecology Lab. We seek to understand the role microbes play in the functioning of coastal ecosystems and how we can harness those microbes to create more sustainable coastal communities.
We are thrilled to announce new funding from NSF to support our grant "Not all nitrogen is created equal: Quantifying the effects of different nitrogen forms on marsh persistence". We are gearing up to perform paired marsh organ, field, and greenhouse experiments to examine the differential effects of nitrate and ammonium fertilization on marsh primary production and microbial ecology. This work is in collaboration with Randall Hughes, Anne Giblin, and Jim Morris.