Noah Fierer

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Publications

  1. pmc The diversity and biogeography of soil bacterial communities
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:626-31. 2006
  2. ncbi Toward an ecological classification of soil bacteria
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Ecology 88:1354-64. 2007
  3. pmc Comparative metagenomic, phylogenetic and physiological analyses of soil microbial communities across nitrogen gradients
    Noah Fierer
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
    ISME J 6:1007-17. 2012
  4. doi Global patterns in the biogeography of bacterial taxa
    Diana R Nemergut
    Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 13:135-44. 2011
  5. pmc Examining the global distribution of dominant archaeal populations in soil
    Scott T Bates
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    ISME J 5:908-17. 2011
  6. pmc Effect of storage conditions on the assessment of bacterial community structure in soil and human-associated samples
    Christian L Lauber
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0216, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 307:80-6. 2010
  7. pmc Characterization of airborne microbial communities at a high-elevation site and their potential to act as atmospheric ice nuclei
    Robert M Bowers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5121-30. 2009
  8. pmc A comprehensive survey of soil acidobacterial diversity using pyrosequencing and clone library analyses
    Ryan T Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    ISME J 3:442-53. 2009
  9. doi Reconstructing the microbial diversity and function of pre-agricultural tallgrass prairie soils in the United States
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Science 342:621-4. 2013
  10. doi Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens
    Gilberto E Flores
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 15:588-96. 2013

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Publications53

  1. pmc The diversity and biogeography of soil bacterial communities
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:626-31. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that microbial biogeography is controlled primarily by edaphic variables and differs fundamentally from the biogeography of "macro" organisms...
  2. ncbi Toward an ecological classification of soil bacteria
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Ecology 88:1354-64. 2007
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  3. pmc Comparative metagenomic, phylogenetic and physiological analyses of soil microbial communities across nitrogen gradients
    Noah Fierer
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
    ISME J 6:1007-17. 2012
    ....
  4. doi Global patterns in the biogeography of bacterial taxa
    Diana R Nemergut
    Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 13:135-44. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Examining the global distribution of dominant archaeal populations in soil
    Scott T Bates
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    ISME J 5:908-17. 2011
    ..This trend was coupled with a concurrent increase in known N-oxidizing bacteria, suggesting competitive interactions between these groups...
  6. pmc Effect of storage conditions on the assessment of bacterial community structure in soil and human-associated samples
    Christian L Lauber
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0216, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 307:80-6. 2010
    ..These results suggest that many samples collected and stored under field conditions without refrigeration may be useful for microbial community analyses...
  7. pmc Characterization of airborne microbial communities at a high-elevation site and their potential to act as atmospheric ice nuclei
    Robert M Bowers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5121-30. 2009
    ..However, these changes in ice nuclei numbers were not associated with changes in the relative abundances of the most commonly studied ice-nucleating bacteria...
  8. pmc A comprehensive survey of soil acidobacterial diversity using pyrosequencing and clone library analyses
    Ryan T Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    ISME J 3:442-53. 2009
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  9. doi Reconstructing the microbial diversity and function of pre-agricultural tallgrass prairie soils in the United States
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Science 342:621-4. 2013
    ....
  10. doi Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens
    Gilberto E Flores
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 15:588-96. 2013
    ..These results also illustrate the ease with which human- and food-associated bacteria can be transferred in residential settings to kitchen surfaces...
  11. doi The effects of chronic nitrogen fertilization on alpine tundra soil microbial communities: implications for carbon and nitrogen cycling
    Diana R Nemergut
    Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Environ Microbiol 10:3093-105. 2008
    ..These results suggest that chronic N fertilization induces significant shifts in soil carbon dynamics that correspond to shifts in microbial community structure and function...
  12. pmc PrimerProspector: de novo design and taxonomic analysis of barcoded polymerase chain reaction primers
    William A Walters
    Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Bioinformatics 27:1159-61. 2011
    ..PCR amplification of DNA is a key preliminary step in many applications of high-throughput sequencing technologies, yet design of novel barcoded primers and taxonomic analysis of novel or existing primers remains a challenging task...
  13. ncbi Environmental controls on the landscape-scale biogeography of stream bacterial communities
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Ecology 88:2162-73. 2007
    ..Together these results suggest that microorganisms, like "macro"-organisms, do exhibit biogeographical patterns at the landscape scale and that these patterns may be predictable based on biogeochemical factors...
  14. pmc Temporal variability in soil microbial communities across land-use types
    Christian L Lauber
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0216, USA
    ISME J 7:1641-50. 2013
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  15. pmc Moving pictures of the human microbiome
    J Gregory Caporaso
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, 215 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Genome Biol 12:R50. 2011
    ..Here, we present the largest human microbiota time series analysis to date, covering two individuals at four body sites over 396 timepoints...
  16. ncbi Consistent effects of nitrogen fertilization on soil bacterial communities in contrasting systems
    Kelly S Ramirez
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Ecology 91:3463-70; discussion 3503-14. 2010
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  17. pmc Spatial variability in airborne bacterial communities across land-use types and their relationship to the bacterial communities of potential source environments
    Robert M Bowers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0216, USA
    ISME J 5:601-12. 2011
    ..This work furthers our understanding of bacterial diversity in the atmosphere, the terrestrial controls on this diversity and potential approaches for source tracking of airborne bacteria...
  18. pmc Microbial community resemblance methods differ in their ability to detect biologically relevant patterns
    Justin Kuczynski
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Nat Methods 7:813-9. 2010
    ..These results also provide a basis for understanding tradeoffs between number of samples and depth of coverage, tradeoffs that are important to consider when designing studies to characterize microbial communities...
  19. pmc The ecology of the phyllosphere: geographic and phylogenetic variability in the distribution of bacteria on tree leaves
    Amanda J Redford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 12:2885-93. 2010
    ..ponderosa needles...
  20. pmc Pyrosequencing-based assessment of soil pH as a predictor of soil bacterial community structure at the continental scale
    Christian L Lauber
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5111-20. 2009
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  21. pmc Sources of bacteria in outdoor air across cities in the midwestern United States
    Robert M Bowers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:6350-6. 2011
    ..Airborne bacteria are clearly an important, but understudied, component of air quality that needs to be better integrated into efforts to measure and model pollutants in the atmosphere...
  22. pmc Bacterial community variation in human body habitats across space and time
    Elizabeth K Costello
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Science 326:1694-7. 2009
    ..These results indicate that our microbiota, although personalized, varies systematically across body habitats and time; such trends may ultimately reveal how microbiome changes cause or prevent disease...
  23. doi Changes through time: integrating microorganisms into the study of succession
    Noah Fierer
    Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Res Microbiol 161:635-42. 2010
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  24. pmc Cell size distributions of soil bacterial and archaeal taxa
    Maria C Portillo
    Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:7610-7. 2013
    ..Size fractionation not only provides important insight into the life history strategies of soil microbial taxa but also is a useful tool to enable more focused investigations into those taxa that remain poorly characterized. ..
  25. pmc A direct PCR approach to accelerate analyses of human-associated microbial communities
    Gilberto E Flores
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e44563. 2012
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  26. pmc Cross-biome metagenomic analyses of soil microbial communities and their functional attributes
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:21390-5. 2012
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  27. pmc Co-habiting amphibian species harbor unique skin bacterial communities in wild populations
    Valerie J McKenzie
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0334, USA
    ISME J 6:588-96. 2012
    ..In light of recent discoveries that some bacteria on amphibian skin have antifungal activity, our finding suggests that host-specific bacteria may have a role in the species-specific resistance to fungal pathogens...
  28. pmc SitePainter: a tool for exploring biogeographical patterns
    Antonio Gonzalez
    Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Bioinformatics 28:436-8. 2012
    ..SitePainter thus increases the visual power and ability to explore spatially explicit studies...
  29. pmc Direct sequencing of the human microbiome readily reveals community differences
    Justin Kuczynski
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Genome Biol 11:210. 2010
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  30. doi The biogeography of ammonia-oxidizing bacterial communities in soil
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:435-45. 2009
    ..Given that distinct AOB taxa are likely to have unique functional attributes, the biogeographical patterns exhibited by soil AOB may be directly relevant to understanding soil nitrogen dynamics under changing environmental conditions...
  31. pmc Short-term temporal variability in airborne bacterial and fungal populations
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, 216 UCB, CIRES, Boulder, CO 80309 0216, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:200-7. 2008
    ..These results suggest that outdoor air may harbor similar types of bacteria regardless of location and that the short-term temporal variability in airborne bacterial assemblages can be very large...
  32. pmc Global patterns of 16S rRNA diversity at a depth of millions of sequences per sample
    J Gregory Caporaso
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4516-22. 2011
    ..The results thus open up the possibility of conducting large-scale studies analyzing thousands of samples simultaneously to survey microbial communities at an unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution...
  33. ncbi Global patterns in belowground communities
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Ecol Lett 12:1238-49. 2009
    ..Together these results identify robust patterns in the structure of belowground microbial and faunal communities at broad scales which may be explained by universal mechanisms that regulate belowground biota across biomes...
  34. pmc Global biogeography of highly diverse protistan communities in soil
    Scott T Bates
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    ISME J 7:652-9. 2013
    ..However, soil protistan and bacterial communities exhibit very different global-scale biogeographical patterns, with protistan communities strongly structured by climatic conditions that regulate annual soil moisture availability...
  35. pmc Microbial biogeography of public restroom surfaces
    Gilberto E Flores
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e28132. 2011
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  36. ncbi Microbes do not follow the elevational diversity patterns of plants and animals
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Ecology 92:797-804. 2011
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  37. pmc Bacterial communities associated with the surfaces of fresh fruits and vegetables
    Jonathan W Leff
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e59310. 2013
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  38. pmc Cohabiting family members share microbiota with one another and with their dogs
    Se Jin Song
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, United States
    elife 2:e00458. 2013
    ..DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.00458.001...
  39. doi Bacterial succession on the leaf surface: a novel system for studying successional dynamics
    Amanda J Redford
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:189-98. 2009
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  40. doi Amino acid abundance and proteolytic potential in North American soils
    Kirsten S Hofmockel
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Oecologia 163:1069-78. 2010
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  41. ncbi Why are some microbes more ubiquitous than others? Predicting the habitat breadth of soil bacteria
    Albert Barberan
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
    Ecol Lett 17:794-802. 2014
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  42. doi The generation and maintenance of diversity in microbial communities
    Noah Fierer
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, UCB 216, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
    Am J Bot 98:439-48. 2011
    ..Furthermore, knowledge from microbial systems may provide insight into the mechanisms that generate and maintain species richness in nonmicrobial systems...
  43. pmc Bacterial communities of two parthenogenetic aphid species cocolonizing two host plants across the Hawaiian Islands
    Ryan T Jones
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:8345-9. 2011
    ..caladii. The bacterial communities also differed across aphid populations sampled from the different islands; however, communities did not differ between aphids collected from the two host plants...
  44. pmc Forensic identification using skin bacterial communities
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6477-81. 2010
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  45. pmc The influence of sex, handedness, and washing on the diversity of hand surface bacteria
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, UCB 334, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17994-9. 2008
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  46. pmc Bacterial communities associated with the lichen symbiosis
    Scott T Bates
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Rm 318, CIRES Bldg, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:1309-14. 2011
    ..Our findings confirm the presence of highly structured bacterial communities within lichens and provide additional evidence that these bacteria may serve distinct functional roles within lichen symbioses...
  47. ncbi Temporal variability in the diversity and composition of stream bacterioplankton communities
    Maria C Portillo
    Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Environ Microbiol 14:2417-28. 2012
    ..Detailed temporal sampling is important if the objective is to monitor microbial community dynamics in pulsed ecosystems like streams...
  48. pmc Metagenomic and small-subunit rRNA analyses reveal the genetic diversity of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses in soil
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 0216, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7059-66. 2007
    ..Within each of the four microbial groups, we observed minimal taxonomic overlap between sites, suggesting that soil archaea, bacteria, fungi, and viruses are globally as well as locally diverse...
  49. pmc Assessment of soil microbial community structure by use of taxon-specific quantitative PCR assays
    Noah Fierer
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4117-20. 2005
    ..Primers were thoroughly tested for specificity, and the method was applied to three distinct soils. The technique provides a rapid and robust index of microbial community structure...
  50. doi Seasonal variability in bacterial and fungal diversity of the near-surface atmosphere
    Robert M Bowers
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, UCB 334, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 47:12097-106. 2013
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  51. doi Unlocking the potential of metagenomics through replicated experimental design
    Rob Knight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 30:513-20. 2012
    ..Improvements in comparability of data will facilitate the study of biotechnologically relevant processes, such as bioprospecting for new glycoside hydrolases or identifying novel energy sources...
  52. pmc Tilting at windmills: a response to a recent critique of terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism data
    Noah Fierer
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:8041; author reply 8041-2. 2007
  53. ncbi Microbial nitrogen limitation increases decomposition
    Joseph M Craine
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Ecology 88:2105-13. 2007
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