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.
Bowen Lab rings in 2021 with a new paper out in BioScience, with a cover photo by VIMS colleague David Johnson!
This paper brings together years of work on understanding how different forms of N alter salt marsh ecosystems. We show that oxidized N has different impacts on marsh ecology than reduced N. Paper is available here and here is a link to the press release!