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  • Fleming, E., I. Cetinić, C. Chan, D. Whitney King and D. Emerson. 2014. Ecological succession among iron-oxidizing bacteria. The ISME Journal 8: 804-815.

  • Fleming, E., R. Davis, S. McAllister, C. Chan, C. Moyer, B. Tebo and D. Emerson. 2013. Hidden in plain sight. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85: 116-127.

  • McBeth, J., E. Fleming and D. Emerson. 2013. Transition from freshwater to marine iron-oxidizing bacterial lineages along a salinity gradient on the Sheepscot River, Maine, USA. Environmental Microbiology Reports 5: 453-463.

  • Roden, E., J. McBeth, M. Blöthe, E. Percak-Dennett, E. Fleming, R. Holyoke, G. Luther, 3rd, D. Emerson and J. Schieber. 2012. Microbial Ferrous Wheel in a Neutral pH Groundwater Seep. Frontiers in Microbiology 3: 172-189.

  • Fleming, E., A. Langdon, M. Martinez-Garcia, R. Stepanauskas, N. Poulton, E. Masland and D. Emerson. 2011. What's New Is Old: Resolving the Identity of Leptothrix ochracea Using Single Cell Genomics, Pyrosequencing and FISH. PLoS One 6.

  • Chan, C., S. Fakra, D. Emerson, E. Fleming and K. Edwards. 2011. Lithotrophic iron-oxidizing bacteria produce organic stalks to control mineral growth. The ISME Journal 5: 717-727.

  • Emerson, D., E. Fleming and J. McBeth. 2010. Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria. Annual Review of Microbiology 64: 561-583.

  • Fleming, E., E. Mack, P. Green and D. Nelson. 2006. Mercury Methylation from Unexpected Sources. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 457-464.

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Educational Background

  • 2008-2014 – Post-Doctoral training, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Geomicrobiology, Iron-cycling, Seamount Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Microbial physiology)

  • 2001-2007 – PhD, University of California, Davis (MIcrobiology, metal cycling, mercury-methylation)

  • 2000 – Post B.S. training, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany (Anaerobic microbiology, sulfur cycling, iron cycling)

  • 1995-1999 – B.S., University of California, Davis (Microbiology)

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