Biogeochemistry & Environmental Microbiology

We are an interdisciplinary research group that studies the interactions between microbial processes and geochemistry in aquatic and terrestrial systems. Our research topics include:

  • Microbial metabolism and element cycles
  • Biodegradation of pollutants
  • Environmental genomics of microbial consortia
  • Greenhouse gas cycling
  • The environmental fate of agricultural fertilizers

Faculty Members

Christopher B. Craft
Director, Ph.D. Program in Environmental Science

ccraft@indiana.edu
(812) 856-1837
MSBII 408

  • Wetland restoration and ecosystem development
  • Wetlands and water quality
  • Wetlands and climate change, including carbon sequestration and peat accretion

Flynn Picardal
Professor

picardal@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0733
MSBII 418

  • Environmental microbiology, bioremediation, and biogeochemistry with a focus on the microbial reduction of iron oxides and nitrate, microbial iron oxidation, biotransformation of metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons, anaerobic carbon metabolism in coal beds, and combined microbial:geochemical interactions

Todd V. Royer
Associate Professor

troyer@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
MSBII 426

  • Aquatic biogeochemistry
  • Water resources
  • Nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers
  • Water quality and nutrient standards

Jeffrey R. White
Professor

whitej@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0084
MSBII 412

  • Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Limnology