Alyse K. Hawley

The Hallam Lab

Investigating microbial communities…
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Alyse K. Hawley


PhD Student
e-mail: alysekh@interchange.ubc.ca
office phone: 604-827-4216
fax: 604-822-6041

Research interests:
  • Biogeochemical processes in marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs)
  • Nitrogen cycling and sulfide oxidation in OMZs
  • Microbial community structure in oceanic environments

Current Project:
Oxygen Minimum Zones
Biogeochemical processes occurring in oxygen minimum zones have a significant impact on the global oceans, consuming biologically available nitrogen and producing climate active gases nitrous oxide and methane. My research focuses on understanding the processes of biological denitrification and sulfide oxidation in coastal oxygen minimum zones. Using Saanich inlet on Vancouver Island, BC as a model system for oxygen minimum zones I work toward a better understanding of the genetic and environmental factors regulating these global processes.

Education:
2010-present - PhD student, Hallam Lab, Microbiology and Imunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2009-2010 - Masters student, Hallam Lab, Microbiology and Imunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2001-2004 - B.Sc. Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Publications:

  • Zaikova, E., Hawley, A., Walsh, D.A. & Hallam, S.J. Seawater Sampling and Collection. JoVE (2009).
  • Taupp, M., Lee, S., Hawley, A., Yang, J. & Hallam, S.J. Large Insert Environmental Genomic Library Production. JoVE (2009).