Our Team | Noah Fierer
Department: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Noah Fierer is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works with his team to conduct research on the microorganisms living in a range of environments, including those microbial communities living in soil, on plants, and in the atmosphere. His work largely focuses on exploring the diversity of microbial communities, identifying the fundamental controls on microbial distributions, and examining the mechanisms by which microorganisms influence human health and the health of ecosystems. For the BROADN project, he is particularly interested in the spatiotemporal distributions of organisms in the atmosphere (including bacteria, fungi, and plant pollens), the relationships between these airborne organisms and human allergies, and the effects of ecosystem disturbances (including fire, urbanization, and drought) on the atmospheric transport of microorganisms.