Noah Fierer

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:
** denotes work done in collaboration with graduate students
* denotes work done in collaboration with undergraduate students

  • 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
  • **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.
  • **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.
  • **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.
  • **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
  • **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.
  • 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.
  • **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.
  • 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
  • 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