Jennifer Macalady

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geosciences

Jennifer Macalady

Research Summary

Microbial interactions with earth materials: soils, sediments, solutes, atmospheric gases, minerals, and rocks. Early evolution of Earth’s biosphere, including photosynthesis and sulfur cycling. Microbial ecology, environmental omics, microbial biogeography.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Sulfur Iron Oxygen Population Sulfides Lakes Biofilms Metagenomics Cyanobacteria Bacteria Biofilm Coal Photosynthesis Water Pyrite Oxidation Nitrogen Metabolism Methane Drainage Energy Acidithiobacillus Ecosystem Analysis Microbiota

Most Recent Papers

Organic Stabilization of Extracellular Elemental Sulfur in a Sulfurovum-Rich Biofilm

Brandi Cron, Jennifer L. Macalady, Julie Cosmidis, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional redundancy imparts process stability to acidic Fe(II)-oxidizing microbial reactors

Diana Ayala-Muñoz, Rachel L. Simister, Sean A. Crowe, Jennifer L. Macalady, William D. Burgos, 2021, Environmental Microbiology on p. 3682-3694

Versatile cyanobacteria control the timing and extent of sulfide production in a Proterozoic analog microbial mat

Judith M. Klatt, Gonzalo V. Gomez-Saez, Steffi Meyer, Petra Pop Ristova, Pelin Yilmaz, Michael S. Granitsiotis, Jennifer L. Macalady, Gaute Lavik, Lubos Polerecky, Solveig I. Bühring, 2020, ISME Journal on p. 3024-3037

Metagenomics reveal functional redundancy and hysteresis in community assembly

D. Ayala-Muñoz, R. Simister, S. Crowe, Jennifer Macalady, W. Burgos, 2020, Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic study of microbial metal resistance in an acidic pit lake

Diana Ayala-Muñoz, William D. Burgos, Javier Sánchez-España, Estelle Couradeau, Carmen Falagán, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2020, Microorganisms on p. 1-271350

Microbial population structure in a stratified, acidic pit lake in the Iberian pyrite belt

Christen L. Grettenberger, Rebecca L. Mccauley Rench, Danielle S. Gruen, Daniel B. Mills, Colin Carney, Jamie Brainard, Hiroshi Hamasaki, Ramses Ramirez, Yumiko Watanabe, Linda A. Amaral-Zettler, Hiroshi Ohmoto, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2020, Geomicrobiology Journal on p. 623-634

Another chemolithotrophic metabolism missing in nature

Jan P. Amend, Heidi S. Aronson, Jennifer Macalady, Douglas E. LaRowe, 2020, Environmental Microbiology on p. 1971-1976

A novel sulfur catabolism ‘missing in nature’

J. Amend, H. Aronson, Jennifer Macalady, D. LaRowe, 2020, Environmental Microbiology on p. 1971-1976

Low frequency Raman Spectroscopy for micron-scale and in vivo characterization of elemental sulfur in microbial samples

Christine Nims, Brandi Cron, Maxwell Wetherington, Jennifer Macalady, Julie Cosmidis, 2019, Scientific Reports

Elemental sulfur formation by sulfuricurvum kujiense is mediated by extracellular organic compounds

Brandi Cron, Pauline Henri, Clara S. Chan, Jennifer L. Macalady, Julie Cosmidis, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology

Most-Cited Papers

Community genomic analysis of an extremely acidophilic sulfur-oxidizing biofilm

Daniel S. Jones, Heidi L. Albrecht, Katherine S. Dawson, Irene Schaperdoth, Katherine H. Freeman, Yundan Pi, Ann Pearson, Jennifer L. MacAlady, 2012, ISME Journal on p. 158-170

The role of biology in planetary evolution

Trinity L. Hamilton, Donald A. Bryant, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2016, Environmental Microbiology on p. 325-340

Geochemical niches of Iron-oxidizing acidophiles in acidic coal mine drainage

Daniel S. Jones, Courtney Kohl, Christen Grettenberger, Lance N. Larson, William D. Burgos, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2015, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 1242-1250

Molecular characterization of core lipids from halophilic archaea grown under different salinity conditions

Katherine S. Dawson, Katherine H. Freeman, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2012, Organic Geochemistry on p. 1-8

Quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of microbial consortia from a biogenic gas field in Alaska's Cook Inlet Basin

Katherine S. Dawson, Dariusz Strapoć, Brad Huizinga, Ulrika Lidstrom, Matt Ashby, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2012, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 3599-3605

Metagenomic insights into S(0) precipitation in a terrestrial subsurface lithoautotrophic ecosystem

Trinity L. Hamilton, Daniel S. Jones, Irene Schaperdoth, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology

Low frequency Raman Spectroscopy for micron-scale and in vivo characterization of elemental sulfur in microbial samples

Christine Nims, Brandi Cron, Maxwell Wetherington, Jennifer Macalady, Julie Cosmidis, 2019, Scientific Reports

Geochemical and temporal influences on the enrichment of acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacterial communities

Yizhi Sheng, Kyle Bibby, Christen Grettenberger, Bradley Kaley, Jennifer L. Macalady, Guangcai Wang, William D. Burgos, 2016, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 3611-3621

Calcium isotopic fractionation in microbially mediated gypsum precipitates

Khadouja Harouaka, Muammar Mansor, Jennifer L. Macalady, Matthew S. Fantle, 2016, Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta on p. 114-131

Carbon and sulfur cycling below the chemocline in a meromictic lake and the identification of a novel taxonomic lineage in the FCB superphylum, Candidatus Aegiribacteria

Trinity L. Hamilton, Roderick J. Bovee, Sarah R. Sattin, Wiebke Mohr, William P. Gilhooly, Timothy W. Lyons, Ann Pearson, Jennifer L. Macalady, 2016, Frontiers in Microbiology