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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Lennon Lab: Microbial Ecology and Evolution}} __NOTOC__
 
{{DISPLAYTITLE:Lennon Lab: Microbial Ecology and Evolution}} __NOTOC__
Research in the Lennon Lab focuses on the factors that generate and maintain microbial diversity in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
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We are interested in the factors that generate and maintain microbial biodiversity.  
  
We study how environmental variability structures microbial communities, and how this in turn affects ecosystem processes.  
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In turn, we seek to understand the implications of microbial diversity for ecosystem functioning.
  
 
The Lennon Lab is in the [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/ Department of Biology] at [http://www.iub.edu/ Indiana University]
 
The Lennon Lab is in the [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/ Department of Biology] at [http://www.iub.edu/ Indiana University]
  
More information, including [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/publications.html publications] and [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html people], visit our [http://indiana.edu/~microbes lab website]
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Visit our [http://indiana.edu/~microbes lab website] for [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/publications.php publications] along with a description of [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php people], [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/research.php research], and [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/teaching.php teaching].
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Data and code for some of our projects can be found on [https://github.com/LennonLab GitHub]
  
 
You can follow the Lennon Lab on [https://twitter.com/jaytlennon Twitter]
 
You can follow the Lennon Lab on [https://twitter.com/jaytlennon Twitter]
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==News==  
 
==News==  
  
===2014===
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===2016===
* Jay gives talk to [http://www.iue.edu/nsm/ School of Natural Science and Mathematics] at [http://www.iue.edu/ Indiana University East] and [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
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* [https://twitter.com/shoemakah Will Shoemaker] and [https://twitter.com/nwisnoski Nathan Wisnoski] will be joining the lab as Ph.D. students in fall 2014
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* Sarah Cummins presents work on skin microbiome at [https://twitter.com/EternalAcademe/status/449626216845156352/photo/1 "Techie Women Have More"] conference
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* Jay gives talk in [http://www2.ca.uky.edu/PSS/ Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky]
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* Paper on rapid evolution of plant-soil feedbacks to appear in [http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/ Proceedings of the Royal Society B]
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* Quote on resurrection ecology in [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/science/a-growth-spurt-at-1500-years-old.html?_r=0 New York Times]
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* Jay gives talk in [http://www.luc.edu/biology/ Department of Biology, Loyola University of Chicago]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html Mario Muscarella] presents research at the [http://meec2014.wordpress.com/ Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference]
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* Jay gives talk in [http://ecology.bio.purdue.edu/ Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Purdue University]
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* Co-sponsoring [http://goo.gl/YzHkYl Microbial ecosystem services: The good, bad and ugly] at the [http://www.sgmeet.com/jasm2014/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=044 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting]
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* [https://www.transy.edu/about/faculty_bio.htm?ID=0246879 Sarah Bray] working in the lab as visiting sabbatical researcher
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* Lab organizes [http://www.wonderlab.org/index.shtml Wonderlab] exhibit on the metabolic potential of microbial communities
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* [http://kenlocey.weecology.org/ Ken Locey] joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher
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* Jay participates in [http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ Wilson Center] workshop on the "Ecological Implication of Synthetic Biology"
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* Last meeting for [http://www.nimbios.org/ NIMBioS] working group on [http://goo.gl/gyGXMn Ocean Viral Dynamics]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html Ariane Peralta] joins faculty in the [http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/ Department of Biology at East Carolina University]
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===2013===
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* [https://goo.gl/IZala7 Three postdoc positions] in microbial evolution available.
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* [https://twitter.com/behrimg/status/748247830955966464 Congratulations] to [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Larsen Megan], [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario], and [https://twitter.com/jaytlennon/status/765311161659076608/photo/1 Kevin] on successfully defending their Ph.D. dissertations!
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* "Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity" in [http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/04/26/1521291113.abstract ''PNAS'']. Summary of [https://bignewsiub.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/indiana-university-researchers-find-earth-may-be-home-to-1-trillion-species/ media coverage] and [https://pnas.altmetric.com/details/7116339/news Altmetric]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Webster Kevin] and Jay give talks at [https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/ AGU] in "Integrating Biogeochemical and Microbiological Approaches to Understand Ecosystem Processes"
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Locey Ken] receives the [http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme16/awards Tom Brock Award] from the [http://www.isme-microbes.org/ International Society for Microbial Ecology]
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* "Microbial mutualism dynamics governed by dose-dependent toxicity of cross-fed nutrients" published in [http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ismej2016141a.html ''ISMEJ'']
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* Jay gives seminar in the [http://cbs.umn.edu/academics/departments/eeb Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior] at [http://twin-cities.umn.edu/ University of Minnesota]
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* "Underestimation of global microbial diversity" published in [http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/5/e01298-16 ''mBio'']
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* Jay gives seminar in the [http://www.psm.msu.edu/ Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences] at [http://www.msu.edu Michigan State University]
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* Jay gives seminar in the [http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/ Department of Biology] at [http://www.hope.edu/index.html Hope College]
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* Jay gives talk at [http://www.nationalacademies.org/ National Academies] meeting on [http://nas-sites.org/builtmicrobiome/ "Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Research to Application"]
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* Jay gives talk in [http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/ Biodiversity Seminar Series] at [https://www.ubc.ca/ University of British Columbia]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Moger-Reischer Roy] and Jay present research at [http://www.nau.edu/merriam-powell/biocrust3/ BIOCRUST3] in Moab, Utah
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* Jay gives seminar in the [https://cee.mit.edu/ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering] at [https://web.mit.edu/ MIT]
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* Jay spends time in Woods Hole at the [http://www.mbl.edu/Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)] as Whitman Associate
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* "Microbial contributions to subterranean methane sinks" to appear in [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1472-4669 ''Geobiology''']
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* Lab presents research at [http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme16 International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)] meetings in Montreal
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* "Reply to Willis: Powerful predictions of biodiversity from ecological models and scaling laws" in [http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/08/09/1609635113.extract ''PNAS'']
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* "Microscale insight into microbial seed banks" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/2321/ ''PeerJ Preprint'']
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Kuo Venus] attends [http://www.edamamecourse.org/ EDAMAME workshop] at [https://msu.edu/ Michigan State University]
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* "Underestimation of global microbial diversity" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/2357/ ''PeerJ Preprint'']
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* "A unifying ecological theory of microbial biodiversity" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/1450/ ''PeerJ Preprint'']
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* "Phosphorus release from the drying and reflooding of diverse shallow sediments" to appear in ''Biogeochemistry''
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* "Understanding how microbiomes influence the systems they inhabit: insight from ecosystem ecology" available as [http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/07/21/065128 ''bioRxiv''] preprint
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario] is going to Hawaii to participate in the [http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/eco-das/symposium.htm C-MORE Eco-DAS Symposium]
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* "A trait based approach to bacterial biofilms in soil" published in [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.13331/abstract;jsessionid=07D6457AE8E5B4BEFBDFD9CA72A7395F.f03t03 ''Environmental Microbiology'']
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* "Multi-scale ecological filters shape the crayfish microbiome" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/2266 ''PeerJ Preprint'']
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Wisnoski Nathan] helps lead effort in [https://www.lternet.edu/ LTER] synthesis group on [http://intranet2.lternet.edu/content/congratulations-2016-round-1-synthesis-working-groups metacommunities]
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* "Bacterial dormancy is more prevalent in freshwater than hypersaline lakes" published in [http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00853/full ''Frontiers in Microbiology'']
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario] attends the [http://www.acoio.org/margalef-summer-colloquia/ Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia] on "Microbes in a changing world" in Barcelona, Spain
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* Jay gives seminar at [http://flbs.umt.edu/ Flathead Lake Biological Station], [http://www.umt.edu/ University of Montana]
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* Jay gives seminar to [http://www.umt.edu/grad/Programs/Cellular,%20Molecular,%20and%20Microbial%20Biology%20.php Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology Program] at [http://www.umt.edu/ University of Montana]
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* Jay participates in [http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/droughtnet/ Drought-Net] workshop at [http://sev.lternet.edu/ Sevilleta LTER]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Evgeniya Evgeniya Polezhaeva] joins the lab to work on our [http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/05/army-research-office-grant.shtml MURI] microbial evolution project.
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* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.ieg.uu.se/?languageId=1 Department of Ecology and Genetics] at [http://www.uu.se/en Uppsala University, Sweden]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario] and Jay attend [http://www.mbl.edu/ MBL] PRO-MICROBES workshop in Woods Hole
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario's] paper on "Species sorting along a subsidy gradient alters bacterial community stability" to appear in [http://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291939-9170/ ''Ecology'']
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Wisnoski Nathan] and Jay publish book review in [http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/qrb/current ''Quarterly Review of Biology''] on [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/publications/Wisnoski_Lennon_2016.pdf ''Principles of Microbial Biodiversity'']
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* Jay gives guest lecture at [http://www.molplantsci.org.vt.edu/sym_2016_program.html Translational Plant Sciences Symposium] at [http://www.vt.edu/ Virginia Tech]
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* "Re-examining relationship between marine virus and hosts" in [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/publications/Wiggington_etal_2016.pdf ''Nature Microbiology''] Check out [http://weitzgroup.github.io/Virus_Microbe_Abundance/ interactive dashboard!]
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* Jay gives seminar to [http://www.montana.edu/mbi/ Department of Microbiology and Immunology] at [http://www.montana.edu/ Montana State University]
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* "Scaling relationships among drivers of aquatic respiration: from the smallest to the largest freshwater ecosystems" in [https://www.fba.org.uk/journals/index.php/IW/article/view/839 ''Inland Waters'']
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===2015===
 
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* Jay gives seminar at the [http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/ib/ Department of Integrative Biology, University Texas at Austin]  
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* Lab receives [http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503446 NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity] award to study [http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/10/lennon-biodiversity-grant.shtml microbial seed banks]
* Jay gives keynote lecture at [http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/asmw13/program/ Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting]
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* IU-led team receives [http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/05/army-research-office-grant.shtml DOD-MURI grant] to study "Mechanisms of Prokaryotic Evolution"
* Paper on the under-ice microbiome published in [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/Publications/Bertilsson%20et%20al.%202013.pdf ''Limnology & Oceanography'']
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* "Microbiomes in light of traits: a phylogenetic perspective" published in [https://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261/aac9323.abstract ''Science'']
* Paper on the browning of aquatic ecosystems published in [http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0075771 ''PLOS ONE'']  
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* "Microbial contributions to subterranean methane sinks" available as [http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/12/20/034801 ''bioRxiv'' preprint]
* Jay gives a keynote lecture at [http://www.same13.eu/ SAME13] in Stresa, Italy
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Venus Venus Kuo] joins the lab as a Ph.D. student
* Jay gives talk on the 'impacts of bacteriophage in the environment' at the [http://www.sgm.ac.uk/en/events/conferences/index.cfm/autumn-2013-conference SGM meetings] in Sussex, UK
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* "Species sorting along a subsidy gradient alters community stability" available as [http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/11/12/031476 ''bioRxiv'' preprint]
* Lab presents, organizes symposium on [http://eco.confex.com/eco/2013/webprogram/Session8837.html "Next Generation Microbial Indicators"] at [http://www.esa.org/minneapolis/ ESA] in Minneapolis
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* "Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/1451/ PeerJ preprint]
* Paper on non-lysogenizing siphovirus published in [http://genomea.asm.org/content/1/4/e00472-13.full ''Genome Announcements'']  
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* "Do modern theories of biodiversity fail to predict commonness and rarity among microbes?" available as [https://peerj.com/preprints/1450/ ''PeerJ'' preprint]
* Jay helps co-organize Israel-U.S. [http://www.nasonline.org/programs/kavli-frontiers-of-science/ Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium]  
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* Paper on "Crop diversity enhances disease suppressive potential in soil" available as [http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/11/03/030528 ''bioRxiv'' preprint]
* Ariane presents research at the [http://www.swsannualmeeting.org// Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting] in Duluth
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* "Re-examining the relationship between virus and microbial cell abundances in the global oceans" available as [http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/025544 ''bioRxiv'' preprint]
* Jay gives seminar at the [http://ie2.uoregon.edu/ Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon]
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* Lab presents at the 7th [http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/asmw15/program/ Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting]
* Paper on temporal variability of soil microbial communities published in [http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ismej201350a.html ''The ISME Journal'']
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* Jay gives seminar to the [http://sites.duke.edu/upecology/ Program in Ecology] at [https://duke.edu/ Duke University]  
* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/ Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University California, Santa Barbara]
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* Jay gives seminar to the [http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/ Department of Biology] at [http://www.ecu.edu/ East Carolina University]
* Graduate students present their research at the [http://meec2013.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/meec-2013/ Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference]
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* Lab presents research at [http://microenergy2015.org/ 3rd International Workshop on Microbial Life under Extreme Energy Limitation] in Sønderborg, Denmark
* Ariane discusses soil microbial ecology at the [http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/smallfarms/Pages/default.aspx Indiana Small Farm Conference]
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* [http://www.units.miamioh.edu/melanyfisklab/ Melany Fisk] spending some of her sabbatical in the Lennon Lab
* Lab presents research at the [http://aslo.org/neworleans2013/ American Society of Limnology and Oceanography] meetings in New Orleans
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* Meta-analysis on "linking microbial community structure and microbial processes" published in [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291574-6941 ''FEMS Microbiology Ecology'']
* Jay gives keynote at workshop on trait-based microbial biodiversity at the [http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/node/12 Netherlands Institute of Ecology ]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Wisnoski Nathan Wisnoski] attends [http://asm2015.lternet.edu/ LTER all scientist meeting] to present research on microbial metacommunities
* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/ Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Behringer Megan Behringer] joins laboratory as postdoc to study microbial evolution
* Lab organizes [http://www.wonderlab.org/index.shtml Wonderlab] exhibit on Beneficial Bacteria
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Shoemaker Will Shoemaker] attends [http://www.nimbios.org/ NIMBioS] [http://www.nimbios.org/tutorials/TT_eqg2015 Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Workshop]
* Paper on microbial stability published in [http://www.frontiersin.org/Aquatic_Microbiology/researchtopics/The_causes_and_consequences_of/562 special issue] of [http://www.frontiersin.org/aquatic_microbiology/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00417/abstract ''Frontiers in Microbiology'']
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* Co-organizing session on 'trait-based ecology at the microscale' for [http://esa.org/baltimore/ ESA's centennial meeting] in Baltimore
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html Ariane Peralta] receives a [http://www.csrees.usda.gov/ USDA NIFA] Postdoctoral Research grant
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* Read aboout [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Muscarella Mario's] research on the microbial diversity of the [http://www.hmwf.org/?p=489 Huron Mountains]
* Paper on snowfall effects on soil microorganisms published in [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038071712002970''Soil Biology & Biochemistry'']
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* High School student Dakayla Calhoun participates in the [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/community/precollege/holland_ssrp.shtml Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program]; check out her [https://github.com/LennonLab/SSRP_2015 github repo]  
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Lennon Jay] is a guest lecturer at the [http://edamame-course.org/ EDAMAME workshop] at [https://www.msu.edu/ Michigan State University]
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Shoemaker Will] participates in [https://scgc.bigelow.org/workshop_2015 Single Cell Genome Workshop] at the [https://www.bigelow.org/ Bigelow Lab]
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* Paper with [http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/tresederlab/ Kathleen Treseder] on "Fungal traits that drive ecosystem dynamics" published in [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/publications/Treseder_Lennon_2015.pdf ''Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews'']
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* Is the skin microbiome, our first line of defense, sleeping on the job? Watch [http://livestream.com/accounts/7992609/asm2015/videos/88958578 ASM Live] interview with [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.php/cfm#Cummins Sarah Cummins] and Jay
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* Jay gives introductory talk at [http://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu/ the Summer Soil Institute] at [http://www.colostate.edu/ Colorado State University]
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* Jay attends [http://www.darpa.mil/default.
  
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==Lab at 'Work'==
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Image:Labbies.jpg| Fun in the lab
 
Image:Labbies.jpg| Fun in the lab
Image:Canyon.JPG| Beautiful field site
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Image:Canyon.JPG| University Lake
Image:Brainstorming.jpg|Brainstorming
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Image:Brainstorming.jpg| Brainstorming
Image:Ying_Yang.jpeg | Ying and Yang
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Image:Ying_Yang.jpeg | Yin and Yang
 
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===2012===
 
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* Soil microbes improve plant fitness in novel environments in [http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/08/08/1202319109.abstract''PNAS'']; See [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814110957.htm press release] and [http://f1000.com/prime/717978110 F1000 Recommendation]
 
* Jay selected as a [http://www.kavlifoundation.org/kavli-frontiers-science Kavli Fellow] by the [http://www.nasonline.org/ National Academy of Sciences]
 
* Sarah Placella presents lab research at the [http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/ American Geophysical Union] meetings
 
* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.biol.vt.edu/ Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech]
 
* [http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~tmcmahon/peoplepix.html Trina McMahon] and Jay to host roundtable at [http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme14 ISME] on Frontiers in Microbial Ecosystem Science.
 
* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.biosci.northwestern.edu/ Biological Sciences, Northwestern University]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html Kayla Miller] joins lab as a Ph.D. student
 
* Paper on sulfate-dependent denitrification published in [http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/ame/v66/n3/p283-293/''Aquatic Microbial Ecology'']
 
* Jay presents at workshop on [http://microenergy2012.org/index.php/program Microbial Life Under Extreme Energy Limitation] in Aarhus, Denmark
 
* Paper on 'Integrating microbial ecology into ecosystem models' published in [http://www.springerlink.com/content/qg6278840084nj22/''Biogeochemistry'']
 
* Jay visits [https://www.jyu.fi/en/ University of Jyväskylä] and [https://www.jyu.fi/bioenv/en/konnevesi Konnevesi Field Station] in Finland
 
* [http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/content/david-myrold David Myrold] and Jay organize [http://www.esa.org/portland/index.php ESA] workshop on [http://eco.confex.com/eco/2012/webprogrampreliminary/Session8004.html "Answering Ecological Questions with Metagenomic Sequencing"]
 
* Jay participates in [http://nimbios.org/ NIMBioS] working group on [http://nimbios.org/workinggroups/WG_ocean_viral_dyn Ocean Viral Dynamics]
 
* Lab paper on microbial traits and taxonomy published in [http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/11-1745.1 ''Ecology'']
 
* Mario and Jay receive funding from the [http://www.hmwf.org/ Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation (HMWF)] in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
 
* [http://powellcenter.usgs.gov/ Powell Center] funds working group on "Next Generation Microbial Indicators of Ecosystem Function"
 
* Jay gives seminar in [http://www.bio.uqam.ca/ Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal]
 
* [http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/jones/ Stuart Jones] receives [http://aslo.org/bulletin/issues/12_v21_i2.pdf Lindeman Award] for [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/Publications/Jones%20and%20Lennon%202010.pdf ''PNAS'' paper] on dormancy; watch [http://aslo.org/meetings/japan2012/award6.html award talk] at Lake Biwa, Japan
 
* Jay presents lab research at [http://www.intlpag.org/web/ PAG XX]
 
* Visit the new website for our summer course in [http://metagenomics.wikidot.com Microbial Metagenomics]
 
* Paper on whole-wetland stable isotope additions published in [http://aslo.org/lo/toc/vol_57/issue_1/0221.html/ ''Limnology and Oceanography'']
 
* NSF funds [http://nrs.fs.fed.us/clean_air_water/local-resources/downloads/peatcosm_information.pdf PEATcosm Experiment]to explore plant-microbe interactions and climate change
 
* [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/people.html Ariane Peralta] joins lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher
 
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===2011===
 
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* Jay gives seminar at [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/ Indiana University] Department of Biology
 
* Sarah Placella presents lab research at the http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2011/ American Geophysical Union] meetings
 
* Jay gives seminar at [http://www.bio.umass.edu/micro/ University of Massachusetts'] Department of Microbiology
 
* Megan gives talk at the [http://www.avw6.org/avw6 Aquatic Virus Workshop] in Texel, the Netherlands
 
* Jay gives seminar at Oregon State University's [http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/ Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing]
 
* Jay and Sarah present research at the [http://press.mcs.anl.gov/asmw11/scientific-program/ Argonne Soil Metagenoimcs Workshop]
 
* Lab presents research at [http://www.esa.org/austin/ ESA meetings in Austin, TX]
 
* Jay attends workshop on [http://www.synbioproject.org/events/archive/cea/ synthetic biology] at the [http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ Woodrow Wilson Center]
 
* Follow Mario and Megan's [http://aquaticmicrobes.wordpress.com/ sampling adventures] in the Upper Peninsula
 
* Summer course in [http://www.mmg.msu.edu/ Microbial Metagenomics] is taught at Michigan State University
 
* Eco-evolutionary plant-microbial feedback paper with [http://www.kbs.msu.edu/people/faculty/lau/ Jen Lau] to appear in [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03790.x/suppinfo''New Phytologist'']
 
* Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) paper with [http://lifesciences.byu.edu/DirectoriesInformation/Directories/FacultyStaff/tabid/166/ctl/FacultyProfile/mid/5712/NetID/ZTA/Default.aspx Zach Aanderud] published in [http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/13/4589 ''Applied and Environmental Microbiology'']
 
* Jay presents lab research at [http://soils.usda.gov/partnerships/ncss/conferences/2011_national/agenda.html#thu National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS)] conference in Asheville, NC
 
* Kali co-authors [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com./doi/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01627.x/abstract ''Ecology Letters''] paper on linking evolutionary and ecosystem processes
 
* Sarah Placella joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher
 
* Megan presents dissertation research at [https://sites.google.com/site/meecsiuc Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference]
 
* Microbial seed bank paper is published in [http://www.nature.com.proxy1.cl.msu.edu/nrmicro/journal/v9/n2/abs/nrmicro2504.html ''Nature Reviews Microbiology''] Read [http://news.msu.edu/story/8832/# press release] and see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64-m8X8XF8&feature=player_embedded video]
 
* Mario and Jay receive funding from the [http://www.hmwf.org/ Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation (HMWF)] in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
 
* Lab receives [http://beacon-center.org/ BEACON] funding with [http://barricklab.org/twiki/bin/view/Lab Jeff Barrick] and [http://www.kbs.msu.edu/people/faculty/klausmeier Chris Klausmeier] to study bacteria-phage evolution
 
* Experimental design paper published in [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02445.x/abstract ''Environmental Microbiology'']
 
* Kali presents thesis research at [http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/sanjuan2011/viewabstract2.asp?AbstractID=9135 ASLO in Puerto Rico]
 
* Microbial biodiversity paper with [http://www.colorado.edu/eeb/EEBprojects/FiererLab/ Noah Fierer] published in special issue of the [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/short/98/3/439 ''American Journal of Botany'']
 
* Jay gives talk at the [http://www.calacademy.org/ California Academy of Sciences]
 
* Jay and [http://microbes.nres.uiuc.edu/ Angela Kent] organize a symposium ("Micro-managing the planet") at this year's [http://www.esa.org/austin/ ESA] meeting
 
* [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/people.html Dr. Ed Hall] visits lab to work on the stoichiometry of plankton-biofilm interactions
 
* NSF project on denitrification led by [http://www.zoology.msu.edu/all-faculty/nathaniel-e-ostrom.html Nathaniel Ostrom] is funded
 
* USDA funds lab to study Microbial Communities in Soils
 
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===2010===
 
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* Paper on sensitivity of soil CO2 to precipitation variability published in [http://www.springerlink.com/content/673400vq7g270055/''Ecosystems'']
 
* [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/people.html Mario Muscarella] joins lab as a Ph.D. student in [http://www.mmg.msu.edu/ Microbiology & Molecular Genetics]
 
* Lab presents at the [http://www.mcs.anl.gov/events/workshops/soils/ Argonne National Lab Soils Workshop]
 
* [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/people.html Megan Lowenberg] joins lab as a research assistant.
 
* Lab gives talks on dormancy and the rare biosphere at the [http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme13/scientific/ International Society of Microbial Ecology] in Seattle, WA
 
* Jay serves as Chair of the [http://www.esa.org/microbial/ Microbial Ecology Section], Ecological Society of America
 
* Quote from interview on microbes and oil spill in [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/science/earth/05microbe.html New York Times]
 
* Lab presents research at the [http://www.esa.org/pittsburgh/ Ecological Society of America] meetings in Pittsburgh, PA
 
* Jay and [http://casb.okstate.edu/casb/Dzia%20lab/people.html Andy Dziaolowski] conduct field work at the Hydrobiological Station in Mikołajki, Poland
 
* Jay presents at [http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2010&program=marinemicr Marine Microbes Gordon Research Conference]
 
* Former postdoc, Stuart Jones, starts faculty position at [http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/jones/ University of Notre Dame]
 
* Jay and Tom Schmidt teach [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/Teaching/Metagenomics_course_description.pdf Microbial Metagenomics] at KBS
 
* Lab research presented at [http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/santafe2010/viewabstract2.asp?AbstractID=7001 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)] in Santa Fe, NM
 
* Lab paper on dormancy and microbial diversity is published in [http://www.pnas.org/content/107/13/5881.short ''PNAS''].  Read press release [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100322111943.htm here]
 
* Lab paper on microbial temperature-resource trade-offs is published in [http://microbes.kbs.msu.edu/publications.html ''Functional Ecology'']
 
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~microbes/people.html Megan Larsen], Ph.D. student, joins lab to working on eco-evolution of cyanobacteria and their phage
 
* Lab paper on CH4 flow in plankton food webs is published in [http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/ame/v58/n1/p45-53/ ''Aquatic Microbial Ecology'']
 
* Stuart and Jay attend the [http://www.gleon.org/ GLEON] workshop in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
 
* Whole-ecosystem DOC experiments are finished
 
* Collaborative project with [http://landscape.nres.uiuc.edu/people.html Jen Fraterrigo] funded through [http://eci.illinois.edu/about/ Environmental Change Institute] to aquatic-terrestrial carbon cycling
 
* Jay presents at [http://bioinfosu.okstate.edu/pve_rcn/PVENhome.html Plant Virus Ecology Network (PVEN)] workshop in Ca' Tron di Roncade, Italy
 
* Lab receives support from the [http://www.broadinstitute.org/ Broad Institute] and [http://www.moore.org/ Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation] for [http://www.broadinstitute.org/annotation/viral/Phage/ProjectInfo.html/ Marine Phage Sequencing Project]
 
* Lab presents research at the [http://www.esa.org/albuquerque/ Ecological Society of America] meetings in Albuquerque, NM
 
* Lab presents research at the American Society of Microbiology General Meeting in Philadelphia, PA
 
* Lab presents research at the [http://scor-viral-ecology.dbi.udel.edu/index.cfm Aquatic Viral Ecology] meeting at the University of Delaware
 
* MSU News covers [http://news.msu.edu/story/6531/ story] on virus research in Lennon Lab
 
* Lab presents research at the Soil Science Society of America in Pittsburgh, PA
 
* In collaboration with [http://www.bio.utk.edu/wilhelm/ Steve Wilhelm], Lab receives NSF funding to study co-evolution of viruses and marine cyanobacteria
 
* Former postdoc, Zach Aanderud, starts faculty position at [http://lifesciences.byu.edu/DirectoriesInformation/Directories/FacultyStaff/tabid/166/ctl/FacultyProfile/mid/5712/NetID/ZTA/Default.aspx/ Brigham Young University]
 
* Jay gives [http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/nice2009/viewabstract2.asp?AbstractID=4622 tutorial] on terrestrial DOC in aquatic systems at [http://www.aslo.org/nice2009/ ASLO meeting] in Nice, France
 
* Lab receives NSF funding to test theory about stability of resource subsidies
 
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