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Presentations

07/2012.   Poster. "Unique traits of an ultra low-diversity high-elevation (> 6000 m) cold desert mineral soil community.” International Society for Microbial Ecology, København, Denmark (Ryan C. Lynch).


06/2012.   Poster. "Comparing the Global Distributions of Microorganisms using Minimum Genetic Distance.” American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA (Jack Darcy).


05/2011.   Poster. "Are bdelloid rotifer communities structured by biogeochemistry and bacterial composition?” American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA (Michael S. Robeson II).


05/2011.   Poster. "Life Above the Photosynthetic Zone.” American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA (Ryan C. Lynch).


03/2011.   Poster. "Global Distribution of Polaromonas Phylotypes: Evidence for a Highly Successful Dispersal Capacity.” ASM Rocky Mountain Branch Spring Meeting, Boulder, CO (Jack Darcy).


12/2010.   Invited Conference presentation. "Microbial Phototrophs of Extreme High Elevation Sites in Nepal.” International Conference on Biodiversity, Livelihood and Climate Change in the Himalayas. Kathmandu, Nepal. (Andrew King).


09/2010.   Invited Symposium Talk. "Islands of Plant and Microbial Life on Socompa Volcano, Chile and Argentina” Latin American Botanical Congress, Santiago, Chile (Stephan Halloy).


06/2010.   Invited Seminar Speaker. "Microbial Functioning and Diversity in Extreme High-Elevation Soils” Ball Aerospace, Boulder Colorado. (Steve Schmidt).


11/2009.   Invited Seminar Speaker. "Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of High Elevation Ecosystems” Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Steve Schmidt).


11/2009.   Invited Workshop Speaker. "Biogeochemistry of Recently Deglaciated Soils in the Andes, Rockies and Himalayas” Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Steve Schmidt).


7/2009.   Invited Symposium Talk. "Functional Ecology of High Elevation Fungi.” Joint National Meeting of the Mycological Society of America and Botanical Society of America, Snowbird, Utah. (Steve Schmidt).


12/2008.   Invited Seminar Speaker. "Life at the limits: microbial functioning and diversity in high elevation, barren soils of the Andes, Rockies and Himalayas.” Astrobiology Seminar Series, University of Colorado (Steve Schmidt).


8/2008.  Meeting Presentation. “Snow Mold Physiology Explains Exponential CO2 Fluxes Through the Snow”  Ecological Society of America Meeting, Milwaukee,  (Ken Wilson).


6/2008.  Poster.  "Soil CO2 Flux and Photoautotrophic Community Composition in High-Altitude, Barren Soils”  Arctic and Alpine Microbiology Conference,  Banff, Canada (Kristen Freeman).


5/2008.  Poster.  "High levels of microbial biomass in tropical and temperate alpine soils."  American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Boston, (Andrew King).


5/2008. Invited Symposium Talk. "Understanding the Microbiological Aspects of Global Change"  American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Boston, MA. (Steve Schmidt)


4/2008.  Invited Colloquium Speaker. "Microbial life and biogeochemistry of high elevation soils of the Rockies and Andes” Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Canada (Steve Schmidt).


5/2007. Invited Symposium Talk. "The Alpine Microbial Observatory, Low Temperature Microbiology in the Rockies and Andes" American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Toronto, Canada (Steve Schmidt).


4/2007. Invited Colloquium Speaker. "Microbial life and biogeochemistry of high elevation soils of the Rockies and Andes” Division of Biological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Steve Schmidt).


4/2007. Meeting Presentation. “Microbial and Biogeochemical Succession In Recently De-Glaciated Soils” Soil Ecology Meetings, Moab, Utah (Sasha Reed).


4/2007. Meeting Presentation. “Soil microbial community succession in the recently deglaciated soils of the Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska” Soil Ecology Meetings, Moab, Utah (Sarah Sattin).


8/2006. Invited Symposium Talk. "The generation of prokaryote and eukaryote diversity" Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN, USA (Andy Martin).


8/2006. Meeting Presentation. "Phylogenetic approaches for comparing highly diverse bacterial and fungal communities of three soils" Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN, USA (Ryan Jones).


7/2006. Invited Symposium Talk. "Molecular Determination of Zoosporic Fungi in the Environment" Joint Meeting of the Mycological Society of America and the American and Canadian Phytopathological Societies, Quebec City, Canada (Al Meyer).


6/2006. Meeting Presentation. The molecular chemistry of light and heavy fractions and enzyme dynamics in geochemically distinct soils. BIOGEOMON; an international symposium on ecosystem behavior, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. (Grandy, A.S. & J.Neff)


5/2006. Invited Symposium Talk. "Microbial life and biogeochemistry of barren high elevation soils of the Rockies and Andes" American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Orlando , Florida (Steve Schmidt).


3/2006. Invited Talk. International Conference on Alpine and Polar Microbiology. Innsbruck, Austria (David Lipson)


8/2005. Invited Symposium Speaker. “Seasonal dynamics and phylogenetic analysis of previously unknown fungi in tundra soils.” Joint Meeting of the American and Japanese Mycological Societies, Hilo, Hawaii, (Schmidt).


8/2005. Poster. “Diversity and distribution of novel Chloroflexi from saturated tundra soils.” Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (Liz Costello).


8/2005. Meeting Presentation. “Root carbon inputs and soil enzyme activity in the sub-alpine forest of the front range of the Rockies, Colorado”. Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (Mike Weintraub).


10/2004. Invited Colloquium Speaker, “Thriving microbial life beneath winter snow packs and alpine glaciers: Novel microorganisms and biogeochemical implications” University of Northern Colorado (Schmidt).


9/2004. Key Note Address “Microbial Biogeochemistry and Diversity across the Forest-Tundra Ecotone of the Rocky Mountains” Microbial Observatories Annual Meeting, Big Sky, Montana, (Schmidt).


9/2004. Invited Address. “Thriving microbial life beneath snow packs and glaciers: Biogeochemical and biotechnological implications.” Arrowhead conference, 12th Annual International Meeting on Microbial Genomes. (Chris Schadt)


8/2004. Invited Symposium Speaker, “Seasonal dynamics of soil organisms: implications for understanding the functioning of alpine systems.” Ecological Society of America, Portland OR (Schmidt).


5/2004. Poster. “Diversity and Distribution of Novel Soil Bacteria from Snowmelt-Saturated Alpine Tundra.” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. (Liz Costello)


5/2004. Poster. “Inferences about integron evolution based on environmental gene surveys.” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. (Diana Nemergut)


5/2004. Poster. “Changes in eukaryotic microbial diversity in alpine tundra soil at snow melt.” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. (Al Meyer)


3/2004. Invited Colloquium Speaker, “Thriving microbial life beneath winter snow packs and alpine glaciers.” Colorado State University, (Schmidt).


12/2003. Invited Symposium Speaker, “Biogeochemical Implications of Thriving microbial life beneath winter snow packs.” American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco (Schmidt).


11/2003. Invited colloquium speaker, "The under-snow world as a stable incubator of microbes: Implications for ecosystem studies" Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado (Schmidt, 11/10/03).


5/2003. Poster. Molecular and Functional Characterization of Microbial Communities Along a Soil Age Gradient. American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. (Nemergut).


5/2003. Poster. Alpine Tundra Soil at Spring Snow Melt Harbors Novel and Abundant Groups of Chloroflexi Bacteria. American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. (Liz Costello).


5/2003. Poster. “Discovery of new kingdom-level eukaryotic phylotypes from soil.” Annual Meeting Am. Society of Microbiology, Washington DC. (Al Meyer)


11/2002. Invited Colloquium Speaker, Department of Soils, Oregon State University (Schmidt).


5/2002. Poster. “Eukaryotic microbial diversity in the alpine.” Annual Meeting Am. Society of Microbiology, Salt Lake City UT. (Meyer)


5/2002. Poster. “Diversity of integron integrase genes and gene cassettes in a contaminated soil.” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, UT (Nemergut)


5/2002. Poster. “Genes involved in heterotrophic nitrification in Pseudomonas sp. M19.” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, UT (Nemergut)


2/2002. Invited Colloquium Speaker, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver (Schmidt).

 

 

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