Nick Lambrecht

Graduate Assistant - Research, Teaching

I entered the Swanner Lab in the spring of 2016 and my research focuses on microbial communities and methane dynamics in two early Earth analogs.

Ferruginous (anoxic, iron-rich) conditions are thought to have dominated early Earth oceans during the Archean. During this period, life on Earth was microbial and microbes played an important role in the early Fe and C cycles. My current research focuses are photoferrotrophs (anoxygenic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria) and other microbial communities (i.e. methanotrophs/methanogens) in early Earth analog systems. My field sites include Brownie Lake in Minneapolis, MN and Canyon Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 

 

 

Memberships

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Microbiology Graduate Student Organization (MGSO), ISU

Area of Expertise: 
Microbial Ecology
Biogeochemistry
Geomicrobiology
Major: 
Microbiology
Education: 
B.A., Biology, The College of St. Scholastica, 2014
Contact
+1 651 587 3324
2237 Osborn Drive
Ames
IA
50011-4009