Noah Fierer
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
Education: B.A. Oberlin College (1995), PhD Univ. of California - Santa Barbara (2003)
Teaching: Soil Ecology, Methods in Microbial Ecology,  Microbiology
Research: Microbial Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Soil Biology                     

Office: CIRES Rm. 215

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award, University of Colorado (2017)

  • Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, University of Colorado (2013)

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. Carini, P., P.J. Marsden*, J.W. Leff*, E. E. Morgan*, M.S. Strickland, N. Fierer. 2016. Relic DNA is abundant in soil and obscures estimates of soil microbial diversity. Nature Microbiology. 2: 16242. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.242
  2. Emerson, J.B., P.B. Keady, N. Clements, E.E. Morgan*, J. Awerbuch, S.L. Miller, N. Fierer. 2016. High temporal variability in airborne bacterial diversity and abundance inside single-family residences. Indoor Air. doi: 10.1111/ina.12347
  3. Carini, P., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, E.S. Hinckley, H. Holland-Moritz**, T.E. Brewer**, G. Rue, C. Vanderburgh*, D. McKnight, N. Fierer. 2020. The effects of spatial variability and relic DNA removal on the detection of temporal dynamics in soil microbial communities. mBio. 11: e02776-19

Recent Publications with graduate students:
** indicates graduate student

  1. Brewer, T.E.**, M. Albertsen, A. Edwards, R. Kirkegaard, E. Rocha, N. Fierer. 2020. Unlinked rRNA genes are widespread among Bacteria and Archaea. ISME Journal. 14: 597-608.
  2. Oliverio, A.M.**, S. Geisen, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, F.T. Maestre, B.L. Turner, N. Fierer. 2020. The global-scale distributions of soil protists and their contributions to belowground systems. Science Advances. 6, eaax8787.
  3. Walsh, C.M.**, M.J. Gebert**, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, F.T. Maestre, N. Fierer. 2019. A global survey of mycobacterial diversity in soil. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 85: e01180-19.
  4. Hammer, T.J.**, J.G. Sanders, N. Fierer. 2019. Not all animals need a microbiome. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 366: fnz117 doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnz117
  5. Gebert, M.J.**, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, A.M. Oliverio**, T.M. Webster, L.M. Nichols, J.R. Honda, E.D. Chan, J. Adjemian, R.R. Dunn, N. Fierer. 2018. Ecological analyses of mycobacteria in showerhead biofilms and their relevance to human health. mBio. 9:e01614-18.
  6. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., A.M. Oliverio**, T.E. Brewer**, A. Benavent-Gonzalez, D.J. Eldridge, R. D. Bardgett, F.T. Maestre, B.K. Singh, N. Fierer. 2018. A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil. Science. 359: 320-325.
  7. Oliverio, A.M.**, J.F. Power**, A. Washburne**, S.C. Cary, M.B. Stott, N. Fierer. 2018. The ecology and diversity of microbial eukaryotes in geothermal springs. ISME Journal. 12: 1918-1928.