Paul Carini
Paul Carini
Assistant Professor of soil/subsurface microbiology, Soil Water and Environmental Science
(414) 467-0998
PhD, Microbiology, Oregon State University, 2013

The Carini lab at The University of Arizona is focused on understanding how microbes help make Earth habitable for humans. This view leads us to diverse questions in both terrestrial and aquatic environments with the goal of understanding how microbial communities transform important nutrients, remove pollutants, affect soil fertility and influence aquatic productivity. By studying the growth of microbial cultures, their genome sequences and their environmental distributions, we design experiments that help uncover new and unusual biogeochemical cycles and provide hypothesis-based explanations for long standing geochemical observations.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Arid lands
Climate change
Geological processes
Global warming
Species adaptation
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Biogeochemical processes
Carbon cycling
Ecosystem ecology
Ecosystem physiology
Ecosystem restoration
Ecosystem services
Fire ecology
Geochemical cycles
Marine ecology
Nutrient cycling
Soil science
Terrestrial ecology

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