In May 2023, Emily Bechtold, Raegan Paul, and Mike Wilkins traveled to Little Rock, AR, to collect samples for work investigating methane-cycling microbes associated with rice cultivation. We were able to collect soil cores and rhizosphere samples from a number of fields in the rice growing region east of Little Rock. The samples are now back in Fort Collins and analyses are ongoing….
In April, Julie Fowler and Kaela Amundson presented at the 2023 Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium in Boulder, CO. Julie gave a poster presentation while Kaela gave a talk
The following week, our lab attended the 2023 Front Range Microbiome Symposium at CSU, where Julie and Kaela both gave talks, and Amelia Nelson gave a poster presentation
Recently, Mike Wilkins and USFS collaborator Chuck Rhoades spoke with Colorado NPR reporter Emma VandenEinde to discuss post-fire microbiology and other wildfire related issues. The article can be found here
Members of the Wilkins and Wrighton Labs at ISME 18
Mike Wilkins, Kaela Amundson, and Amelia Nelson traveled to beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland at the end of August for the ISME 18 meeting. Kaela and Amelia both gave oral poster pitches prior to presenting their data. It was a great conference meeting old and new friends and collaborators!