THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH IN MARINE AND FRESHWATER MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

 

Steven W. Wilhelm 

Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor

Department of Microbiology

 

Office: 865-974-0665    Labs: 865-974-0682  /  865-974-4014

OCEANOGRAPHY   -   LIMNOLOGY  -   MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Viral impacts on Aquatic Food Webs

  • Developing better models for marine biogeochemical cycles

  • Understanding the causes of Microcystis blooms  

  • Giant viruses in marine systems

  • incorporating viruses and microbes into climate change models  

  • Toxic cyanobacteria in aquatic systems

  • Real time quantitative molecular tools for microbial ecology 

  • Microbial genetics, diversity and physiology

 
 

PEOPLE               PROJECTS               PUBLICATIONS

 

Lab publication metrics:   GOOGLE SCHOLAR  |  RESEARCH GATE

 

 

Toxic cyanobacterial bloom in Lake Taihu October 2014

Scientists and crew work to clear a spot in the ice to sample - Lake Erie Feb 2007

The Aquatic Microbial Ecology Research Group (aka the 6th floor) - Aug 2014


NEWS 
Jan 2014   This week we welcome the NIMBioS Ocean Virus working group to Knoxville
Jan 2014   We are accepting applications for the 2014 NSF-funded REU program
Apr 2014   Congratulations to Morgan Steffen on being awarded a 2014 Science Alliance Award
Oct 2014   Professor Wilhelm was recently honored with the Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professorship
Oct 2014   Congratulations to the NIMBioS Ocean Virus working group on their accepted paper at The ISME Journal
Nov 2014   The Department of Microbiology announces up to 10 graduate assistantships are available for Fall 2015

PRESS

Jan 2014   Check out Jesse Weber's piece on the Taihu research project in Quest
Apr 2014    Jesse Weber has a feature piece in the College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter - Higher Ground
Aug 2014   Dr Wilhelm was interviewed for an article in Live Science
Oct 2013   Our letter in SCIENCE with collaborators was just published

           See Sarah Farnsley's fact sheets for K-5, middle school and secondary school educators on cyanobacteria.

 Affiliations

 The main home for the lab is the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee.  Most of our students are affiliated with this department. 

Other departments we are affiliated with:

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology        UTK/ORNL Program in Genome Science and Technology         Earth & Planetary Sciences

 

Dr Wilhelm is also the PI of the Department of Microbiology's NSF-Funded REU: Microbial community interactions and Functions

 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN... former lab members

 

Former postdoctoral researchers

 

 

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