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Schmidt, Steven K.

Investigator

Steven K. Schmidt (Steve)

PhD, Cornell University,
MS, Colorado State University,
BS, Boise State University,
Lab: 303-492-6248

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Specialty

Microbial ecology, biogeochemical cycles, and plant-microbe interactions. Theoretical (modeling) and experimental approaches are used to study the ecology of microorganisms in natural and disturbed systems. Active areas of research include: (1) microbial biogeochemistry of ecosystems in Colorado, Peru and Costa Rica, (2) the role of mycorrhizal fungi in the ecology of wild plants, and (3) biogeography and biodiversity of previously unknown microbial groups.

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Microbial ecology • Plant/vegetation ecology

 

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Find data by Schmidt, Steve

2017

Plant colonization of moss-dominated soils in the alpine: Microbial and biogeochemical implications.

Clifton P. Bueno de Mesquita, Joseph E. Knelman, Andrew J. King, Emily C. Farrer, Dorota L. Porazinska, Steven K. Schmidt, Katharine N. Suding, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 111, 135-142, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.008,

2015

Phylogeny of ulotrichalean algae from extreme high-altitude and high-latitude ecosystems.

Schmidt, S. K., Darcy, J. L., Polar Biology, 38, 5, 689-697, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1631-6,

2015

Incorporating biotic factors in species distribution modeling: are interactions with soil microbes important?.

Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff, King, Andrew J., Schmidt, Steven K., Farrer, Emily C., Suding, Katharine N., Ecography, 38, 001-011, DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01797,

2015

Winter gas exchange between the atmosphere and snow-covered soils on Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA.

Liptzin, D., Helmig, D., Schmidt, S. K., Seok, B., Williams, M. W., Plant Ecology & Diversity, 1-12, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1065925,

2015

Plant-microbe interactions at multiple scales across a high-elevation landscape.

Schmidt, S.K., King, A.J., Meier, C.L., Bowman, W.D., Farrer, E.C., Suding, K.N., Nemergut, D.R., Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.917737,

2014

Nutrient addition dramatically accelerates microbial community succession.

Knelman, J.E., Schmidt, S.K., Lynch, R.C., Darcy, J.L., Castle, S.C., Cleveland, C.C., Nemergut, D.R., PLoS ONE, 9, 7, e102609, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102609,

2014

Do bacterial and fungal communities assemble differently during primary succession?.

Schmidt, S.K., Nemergut, D.R., Darcy, J.L., Lynch, R., Molecular Ecology, 23, 254-258,

2013

Patterns and processes of microbial community assembly.

Nemergut, D. R., Schmidt, S. K., Fukami, T., O'Neill, S. P., Bilinski, T. M., Stanish, L. F., Knelman, J. E., Darcy, J. L., Lynch, R. C., Wickey, P., Ferrenberg, S., Microbiology and Molecular Biology Review, 77, 3, 342-356, URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24006468 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00051-12,

2013

Alpine and arctic soil microbial communities.

Rhodes, M., Knelman, J., Lynch, J.L., Darcy, J.L., Nemergut, D.R., Schmidt, S.K., The Prokaryotes - Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, Rosenberg, E. DeLong, E.,Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., and Thompson, F., 43-55, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30123-0_37,

2013

Phylogeny and biogeography of an uncultured clade of Snow Chytrids.

Naff, C.S., Darcy, J.L., Schmidt, S.K., Environmental Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12116,

2012

Co-occurrence patterns of plants and soil bacteria in the high-alpine subnival zone track environmental harshness.

King, A.J., Farrer, E.C., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K., Frontiers in Microbiology, 3, 347, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00347,

2012

The potential for microbial life in the highest elevation (>6000 m.a.s.l) mineral soils of the Atacama region.

Lynch, R.C., King, A.J., Farias, M.E., Sowell, P., Vitry, C., Schmidt, S.K., Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, G02028, DOI: 10.1029/2012JG001961,

2012

A simple method for determining limiting nutrients for photosynthetic crusts.

Schmidt, S.K., Nemergut, D.R., Todd, B.T., Lynch, R.C., Darcy, J.L., Cleveland, C.C., King, A.J., Plant Ecology & Diversity, 5, 513-519,

2008

The missing fungi - New insights from culture-independent molecular studies of soil.

Schmidt, S.K., Wilson, K.L., Meyer, A.F., Porter, T.M., Schadt, C.W., Moncalvo, J.M., Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms: From the Environment to Organisms and Genomes and Back, Washington DC, ASM Press, Zengler, K.,

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