Sean O’Neill

Sean O’Neill



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Sean is investigating the change in the structure of organisms involved in the nitrogen cycle in a variety of primary successional environments, including the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK; the Puca Glacier in Peru; and Mt. Baker, WA.




Cleveland, C. C., Reed, S. C., Keller, A. B., Nemergut, D. R., Sean O’Neill, Ostertag, R., Vitousek, P. M. 2014: Litter quality versus soil microbial community controls over decomposition: A quantitative analysis. Oecologia, 174(1): 283-294.

Ferrenberg, S., Sean O’Neill, Knelman, J. E., Todd, B., Duggan, S., Bradley, D., Robinson, T., Schmidt, S. K., Townsend, A. R., Williams, M. W., Cory Cleveland, Melbourne, B. A., Jiang, L., Nemergut, D. R. 2013: Changes in assembly processes in soil bacterial communities following a wildfire disturbance. ISME Journal, 7: 1102-1111. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.11

Nemergut, D. R., Schmidt, S. K., Fukami, T., Sean O’NeillTerry Bilinski, Stanish, L., Joey Knelman, Darcy, J. L., Lynch, R., Wickey, P., Ferrenberg, S. 2013: Patterns and processes of microbial community assembly. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 77(3): 342-356. DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00051-12

Leff, J. W., Nemergut, D. R., Grandy, A. S., Sean O’Neill, Wickings, K., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2012: The effects of soil bacterial community structure on decomposition in a tropical rain forest. Ecosystems, 15(2): 284-298. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9510-2