Lydia Zeglin, Associate Professor

Lydia Zeglin

Contact information

316 Ackert Hall
(785) 532-5579

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Ph.D. 2008, University of New Mexico. Biology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and nutrient cycling processes in streams and soils.

Research Focus

My research centers on microbial ecology, microbial diversity and nutrient cycling processes in streams and soils. Main goals include the integration of methods on both microbial and ecosystem scales, while addressing questions in managed and 'natural' systems within the context of global change. If you are interested in learning more, just ask me!

Selected Publications

R.W. Warne, L. Kirschman and L.H. Zeglin. 2017. Manipulation of gut microbiota reveals shifting community structure shaped by host developmental windows in amphibian larvae. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57(4): 786–794.

J.J. Follstad Shah, M. Ardón, J.S. Kominoski, W.K. Dodds, M.O. Gessner, N.A. Griffiths, S.L. Johnson, A. Lecerf, C.J. LeRoy, D. Manning, A.D. Rosemond, C.M. Swan, J.R. Webster and L.H. Zeglin. 2017. Litter identity, macroinvertebrates, and temperature drive leaf breakdown in streams: A global synthesis. Global Change Biology, 23(8): 3064-3075.

A.M. Romaní, E. Chauvet, C. Febria, J. Mora-Gómez, U. Resse-Buhl, X. Timoner, M. Weitere and L.H. Zeglin. 2017. The biota of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: prokaryotes, fungi and protozoans. Pages 161-188 in: T. Datry, N. Bonada and A. Boulton (eds.). Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: Ecology and Management. Elsevier, Inc., Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 9780128038352.

J.G. Mortensen, R. González-Pinzón, C.N. Dahm, J. Wang, L.H. Zeglin and D.J. Van Horn. 2016. Advancing the Food-Energy–Water Nexus: Closing Nutrient Loops in Arid River Corridors. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(16): 8485-8496.

L.H. Zeglin, B. Wang, F. Rainey, C. Waythomas and S.L. Talbot. 2016. Organic matter quantity and source affects microbial community structure and function following volcanic eruption on Kasatochi Island, Alaska. Environmental Microbiology, 18(1): 146-158.

M.F. Kirk, B.H. Wilson, K.A. Marquart, L.H. Zeglin, D.S. Vinson and T.M. Flynn. 2015. Solute concentrations influence microbial methanogenesis in coal-bearing strata of the Cherokee basin, USA. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 1287.

L.H. Zeglin. 2015. Stream microbial diversity responds to environmental changes: Review and synthesis of existing research. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 454.

K.J. Goodman, S.M. Parker, J.W. Edmonds and L.H. Zeglin. 2015. Expanding the scale of aquatic sciences: The role of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Freshwater Science, 34(1): 377-385.

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