Fierer Lab Group

Exploring the structure and function of microbial communities






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We explore the distribution and roles of microscopic organisms in diverse environments and the relevance of microbes to the health and function of ecosystems, plants, and animals (including humans).

Current work focuses on the ecology of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea in both natural and engineered systems including soil, buildings, insects, plants, and the atmosphere.

Noah Fierer is an associate professor in the  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) department and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado. 


Peruvian cloud forest