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Matthew Church

Matthew Church

Professor

Office: Flathead Lake Biological Station Rm 115
Email: matt.church@flbs.umt.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Courses

Recent List of Courses Taught:

  • Summer 2019, BIOE 400 "Aquatic Microbial Ecology”, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana
  • Spring 2019, BIOM 415 “Microbial Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution”, University of Montana.
  • Summer 2018,  BIOB 491 “Aquatic Microbial Ecology”, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana 
  • Spring 2018, BIOM 415 “Microbial Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution”, University of Montana
  • Summer 2017, BIOB 491 “Aquatic Microbial Ecology”, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana
  • Spring 2017, BIOM 415 “Microbial Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution”, University of Montana
  • Spring 2016, OCN 621 “Biological Oceanography”, University of Hawaii

Education

2003                The College of William and Mary, Ph.D., Marine Science

1999                The College of William and Mary, M.Sc., Marine Science

1994                The Evergreen State College, B.Sc.

Research Interests

Microbial ecology, aquatic nitrogen cycling, organic matter cycling by microorganisms

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2018-2019)

Articles and Invited Book Chapters

Single underline indicates graduate student working under Church’s mentorship; double underline indicates undergraduate student working under Church’s mentorship; asterisk (*) indicates post-doc working under Church’s mentorship.

Published Articles and Chapters

Benway, H.M., L. Lorenzoni, A.E. White, B. Fiedler, N. Levine, D.P. Nicholson, M.D. DeGrandpre, H.M Sosik, M.J. Church, T.D. O'Brien, M. Leinen, R.A. Weller, D. M. Karl, S. Henson, R. M. Letelier. 2019. Ocean Time Series Observations of Changing Marine Ecosystems: An Era of Integration, Synthesis, and Societal Applications. Frontiers in Marine Science. Front. Mar. Sci., 12 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00393

Letelier, R.M., Bjorkman, K.M., Church, M.J., Hamilton, D.S., Mahowald, N.M., Scanza, R.A., Schneider, N., White, A.E., Karl, D.M. 2019. Climate driven oscillation in phosphorus and iron limitation in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. 2019. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.116: 12720-12728.

Grant, S., Church, M.J., Ferron, S., Laws, E., Rappé, M.Elemental Composition, Phosphorous Uptake, and Characteristics of Growth of a SAR11 Strain in Batch and Continuous Culture. mSystems. 4(4). pii: e00218-18. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00218-18.

Hampton, S., M.D. Scheuerell, M.J. Church, J.M. Melack. 2019. Long-term perspectives in aquatic research. Limnology and Oceanography, 64: S2-S10.

Sweetman, A., Smith, C.R., Shulse, C.*; Maillot, B., Lindh, M*; Church, M.J.,Meyer, K., van Oevelen, D., Stratmann, T., Gooday, A. 2019. Key role of bacteria in the short-term cycling of carbon at the abyssal seafloor in a low POC flux region of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 64: 694-713.

Church, M.J., Cullen, J.J., Karl, D.M. Approaches to Measuring Marine Primary Production. 2018. Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd edition. Volume 1, 2019, Pages 484-491.

Wilson, S.T., Church, M.J. 2018. Editorial: Microbial ecology in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00334.

Björkman, K.M., S. Duhamel, M.J. Church, D.M. Karl. 2018. Spatial and temporal dynamics of inorganic phosphate and adenosine-5’-triphosphate in the North Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00235.

Kavanaugh, M.T., Church, M.J., Davis, C.O., Karl, D.M., Letelier, R.M., Doney, S. 2018. ALOHA from the Edge: Reconciling three decades of in situ Eulerian observations and geographic variability in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00130.

Martínez-García, S., Bidigare, R.R., del Valle, D.A., Juranek, L.W., Nicholson, D.P., Viviani, D.A., Wilson, S.T., Church, M.J. 2018. Control of net community production by microbial community respiration at Station ALOHA. Journal of Marine Systems, 184: 28-35.

Peoples, L., Donaldson, S., Osuntokun, O., Xia, Q, Nelson, A., Blanton, J., Church, M.J., Bartlett, D.H. 2018. Vertically distinct microbial communities in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches. PLoS ONE 13: e0195102. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195102.

Rii, Y., Bidigare, R.R., Church, M.J. 2018. Differential responses of eukaryotic phytoplankton to nitrogenous nutrients in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00092.

Zakem, E., Al-Haj, A., Church, M.J., van Dijken, G., Dutkiewicz, S., Foster, S.Q., Fulweiler, R.W., Mills, M.M., Follows, M.J. 2018. Ecological control of nitrite in the upper ocean. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03553-w.

Viviani, D.A., Böttjer, D.*, Letelier, R.M., Church, M.J. 2018. The influence of abrupt increases in seawater pCO2 on plankton productivity in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean. PLoS ONE 13: e0193405. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193405.

White, A.E., K. Watkins-Brandt, M.J. Church. 2018. Temporal variability of Trichodesmium spp. and diatom-diazotroph assemblages in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00027.

Lindh, M.*, Maillot, B., Smith, C.R., Church, M.J. 2018. Habitat filtering of bacterial communities above polymetallic nodule fields and sediments in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. Environmental Microbiology Reports 10: 113-122. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12627

 

Honors

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2015                Recipient, Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

2015                Recipient, Klaus Wrytki Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii

2015                Recipient, 2015 Na Kama Kai Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii  

                                        2009                Co-recipient of 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Systems Ecology Title

Professor 
Division of Biological Sciences 
Flathead Lake Biological Station 

Professional Experience

2019-present   Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

2016-2019       Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

2016                Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii

2011-2016       Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii

2007-2011       Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii

2004-2007       Assistant Researcher, University of Hawaii

2003-2004       Postgraduate Research Scientist, University of California Santa Cruz

1996-2002       Graduate Research Assistant, The College of William and Mary, School of Marine Science