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

Most Recent Papers

Recovery of waste nutrients by duckweed for reuse in sustainable agriculture

Carlos R. Fernandez Pulido, Jonathan Caballero, Mary Ann Bruns, Rachel A. Brennan, 2021, Ecological Engineering

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,

Sorghum root flavonoid chemistry, cultivar, and frost stress effects on rhizosphere bacteria and fungi

Mara Cloutier, Debamalya Chatterjee, Dinakaran Elango, Jin Cui, Maryann Victoria Bruns, Surinder Chopra, 2021, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 39-50

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, Mary Ann 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

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

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 and Bioenergetics 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

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

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