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Publications and Research Presentations

Publications

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Ortiz, M., W.M. Nelson, A. Legatzki, A. Byrnea, J.W. Neilson, R.R. Casavant, R.A. Wing, C. Soderlund, B.M. Pryor, L.S. Pierson III and R.M. Maier. 2011. Pyrosequencing reveals the diversity and variability of bacterial communities on speleothem surfaces in Kartchner Caverns. In preparation.

Neilson, J.W., J. Quade, M. Ortiz, W.M. Nelson, A. Legatzki, F. Tian, M. LaComb, J.L. Betancourt, C.A. Soderlund, R.A. Wing, and R.M. Maier. 2011. Transitions in the bacterial diversity of soil communities along the arid-hyperarid margin of the Atacama Desert, Chile. In review.

Legatzki, A, M. Ortiz, J.W. Neilson, R.R. Casavant, M.W. Palmer, C. Rasmussen, B.M. Pryor, L.S. Pierson III, and R.M. Maier. 2011. Factors influencing observed variations in the structure of bacterial communities on calcite formations in Kartchner Caverns, AZ, USA. Accepted in Geomicrobiol J.

Legatzki, A., M. Ortiz, J.W. Neilson, S. Dominguez, G.L Andersen, R.S. Toomey, B.M. Pryor, L. S. Pierson III, and R.M. Maier. 2011. Bacterial and archaeal community structure of two adjacent calcite speleothems in Kartchner Caverns, Arizona, USA. Geomicrobiol J. 28(2):99-117.

Vaughan, M.J., R.M. Maier, and B.M. Pryor. 2011. Fungal communities on speleothem surfaces in Kartchner Caverns. Int J Speleol. 10(1):65-77.

Baughman, K.F., R.M. Maier, T.A. Norris, B.M. Beam, A. Mudalige, J.E. Pemberton and J.E. Curry. 2010. Evaporative deposition patterns of bacteria from a sessile drop: effect of changes in surface wettability due to exposure to a laboratory atmosphere. Langmuir. 26(10):7293-7298.

Maier, R.M., M.W. Palmer, G.L. Andersen, M.J. Halonen, K.C. Josephson, R.S. Maier, F.D. Martinez, J.W. Neilson, D.A. Stern, D. Vercelli, A.L. Wright. 2010. Environmental determinants of and impact on childhood asthma by the bacterial community in household dust. Appl Environ Microb. 76(8):2663-2667.

Legatzki, A., M. Ortiz, J.W. Neilson, M. Creamer, K. Nelson, H.Th. Chu, C.E. Banczak, B.M. Pryor, L.S. Pierson III, R.M. Maier, M.J. Vaughan, R.R. Casavant, R.S. Toomey. 2009. Microbial Diversity in Kartchner Caverns, a Carbonate Cave in Southern Arizona, USA. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1, Symposia Part 1. (White, W.B., ed.), Kerrville, TX, pp. 389-391.

Ikner, L.A., R.S. Toomey, G. Nolan, J.W. Neilson, B.M. Pryor, and R.M. Maier.  2007.  Cultural microbial diversity and the impact of tourism in Kartchner Caverns, Arizona.  Microbial Ecol.  53:30-42.

Legatzki, A., M. Ortiz, S. Dominguez, J.W. Neilson, B.M. Pryor, L. S. Pierson III, and R.M. Maier. 2009b. Bacterial and archaeal diversity in Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave in the Southwestern US.  In preparation for Environmental Microbiology.

Legatzki, A., M. Ortiz, J.W. Neilson, B.M. Pryor, L. S. Pierson III, and R.M. Maier.  2009c.  Inter- and intra-speleothem variability of bacterial communities in Kartchner Caverns, a carbonate cave in southern Arizona, USA.  In preparation for Geomicrobiology Journal.

Legatzki, A., M. Ortiz, J.W. Neilson, M. Creamer, K. Nelson, H.Th. Chu, C.E. Banczak, B.M. Pryor, L.S. Pierson III, R.M. Maier, M.J. Vaughan, R.R. Casavant, R.S. Toomey.  2009. Microbial Diversity in Kartchner Caverns, a Carbonate Cave in Southern Arizona, USA. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1, Symposia Part 1. (White, W.B., ed.),  Kerrville, TX, pp. 389-391.

 

Research was presented at the following local, national and international meetings:

2011

SWES Earth Week, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Mar. 31.


Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, Feb. 7–11.


Environmental Research Grad Blitz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 1.

2010

ISME-13, 13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Seattle, WA, Aug. 22-27.


9th International Mycological Congress, Edinburgh, UK, Aug. 1-6.


Mycological Society of America Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, Jun. 28–Jul.1. 


Geodaze: the 38th annual Geosciences Symposium, Tucson, AZ, Apr. 1-3.

2009

 

15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, Jul. 19-26.


Goldschmidt 2009, Goldschmidt Conference for Geochemistry, Davos, Switzerland, Jun. 21-26.


University of Arizona Honors College Spirit of Inquiry Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 19.


48th Annual Arizona-Southern Nevada Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Tucson, AZ, Apr. 4. 

2008

 

93rd Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 3-8.


108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA, Jun. 1-5.

2007

 

Microbial Observatories/Microbial Interactions and Processes PI Meeting and Workshop, Washington, DC, Mar. 1-3.

2006

 

ISME-11, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Vienna, Austria, Aug. 20-25.


Philadelphia Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 22-25.

 

 

updated 05/2011

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