Mary Ann Bruns

Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

Mary Ann Bruns

Research Summary

Functional ecology of biogeochemically important microbial populations.

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Publication Tags

Soil Drainage Nitrogen Acids Weathering Microorganisms Minerals Biofilms Dna Water Bacteria Carbon Bedrock Cathodes Oxidation Mineral Climate Change Carbon Dioxide Wetlands Cell Saprolite Acid Mine Drainage Screening Agricultural Soil Vegetation

Most Recent Papers

Bacteria and archaea

Maryann Bruns, 2021,

Hydrocarbon substrate richness impacts microbial abundance, microbiome composition, and hydrocarbon loss

Terrence H. Bell, Nina Camillone, Katrina Abram, Maryann Victoria Bruns, Etienne Yergeau, Marc St-Arnaud, 2021, Applied Soil Ecology

Sustainable Soil Health

Maryann Bruns, E Couradeau, 2021,

Fungal community shifts in soils with varied cover crop treatments and edaphic properties

Mara L. Cloutier, Ebony Murrell, Mary Barbercheck, Jason Kaye, Denise Finney, Irene García-González, Mary Ann Bruns, 2020, Scientific Reports

Metatranscriptomic sequencing of a cyanobacterial soil-surface consortium with and without a diverse underlying soil microbiome

Terrence H. Bell, Ryan V. Trexler, Xin Peng, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Brian Foster, Bryce Foster, Simon Roux, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Supratim Mukherjee, T. B.K. Reddy, Chris Daum, Alex Copeland, Natalia N. Ivanova, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Christa Pennacchio, Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh, Mary Ann Bruns, 2020, Microbiology Resource Announcements

Development of a nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterial consortium for surface stabilization of agricultural soils

Xin Peng, Maryann Victoria Bruns, 2019, Journal of Applied Phycology on p. 1047-1056

Duckweed as an agricultural amendment

Andrew N. Kreider, Carlos R. Fernandez Pulido, Mary Ann Bruns, Rachel A. Brennan, 2019, Journal of Environmental Quality on p. 469-475

Cyanobacterial soil surface consortia mediate N cycle processes in agroecosystems

Xin Peng, Mary Ann Bruns, 2019, Frontiers in Environmental Science

Innovative Technologies Can Improve Understanding of Microbial Nitrogen Dynamics in Agricultural Soils

Mara Lee Cloutier, Arnab Bhowmik, Terrence H. Bell, Mary Ann Bruns, 2019, Agricultural and Environmental Letters on p. 1-6

Development of a nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterial consortium for surface stabilization of agricultural soils

2018, Journal of Applied Phycology on p. 10

Most-Cited Papers

Twelve testable hypotheses on the geobiology of weathering

S. L. Brantley, J. P. Megonigal, F. N. Scatena, Z. Balogh-Brunstad, R. T. Barnes, M. A. Bruns, P. Van Cappellen, K. Dontsova, H. E. Hartnett, A. S. Hartshorn, A. Heimsath, E. Herndon, L. Jin, C. K. Keller, J. R. Leake, W. H. Mcdowell, F. C. Meinzer, T. J. Mozdzer, S. Petsch, J. Pett-Ridge, K. S. Pregitzer, P. A. Raymond, C. S. Riebe, K. Shumaker, A. Sutton-Grier, R. Walter, K. Yoo, 2011, Geobiology on p. 140-165

Land-use and land-cover effects on soil microbial community abundance and composition in headwater riparian wetlands

Jessica B. Moon, Denice H. Wardrop, Mary Ann V Bruns, R. Michael Miller, Kusum J. Naithani, 2016, Soil Biology and Biochemistry on p. 215-233

Natural zinc enrichment in peatlands

Soh joung Yoon, Carolina Yáñez, Maryann Victoria Bruns, Nadia Martínez-Villegas, Carmen Enid Martínez, 2012, Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta on p. 165-176

Bacterial and eukaryal diversity in soils forming from acid mine drainage precipitates under reclaimed vegetation and biological crusts

Claudia Rojas, Rosemary M. Gutierrez, Mary Ann Bruns, 2016, Applied Soil Ecology on p. 57-66

Halloysite nanotubes and bacteria at the saprolite-bedrock interface, Rio Icacos watershed, Puerto Rico

Morgan L. Minyard, Mary Ann Bruns, Carmen E. Martínez, Laura J. Liermann, Heather L. Buss, Susan L. Brantley, 2011, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 348-356

Bacterial Associations with Weathering Minerals at the Regolith-Bedrock Interface, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico

Morgan L. Minyard, Mary Ann Bruns, Laura J. Liermann, Heather L. Buss, Susan L. Brantley, 2012, Geomicrobiology Journal on p. 792-803

Algal diversity in flowing waters at an acidic mine drainage "barrens" in central Pennsylvania, USA

Radha Prasanna, Sachitra Kumar Ratha, Claudia Rojas, Maryann Victoria Bruns, 2011, Folia Microbiologica on p. 491-496

Electrochemically active microorganisms from an acid mine drainage-affected site promote cathode oxidation in microbial fuel cells

Claudia Rojas, Ignacio T. Vargas, Mary Ann Bruns, John M. Regan, 2017, Bioelectrochemistry on p. 139-146

Climate change interactions affect soil carbon dioxide efflux and microbial functioning in a post-harvest forest

M. D. McDaniel, Jason Philip Kaye, Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Maryann Victoria Bruns, 2014, Oecologia on p. 1437-1448

Manure amendments for mitigation of dairy ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions

Eileen Fabian, M. Arlene A. Adviento-Borbe, Robin C. Brandt, Patrick A. Topper, Deborah A. Topper, Herschel Adams Elliott, Robert E. Graves, Alexander Nikolov Hristov, Virginia A. Ishler, Maryann Victoria Bruns, 2011, Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal