Brendan Bohannan

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Brendan J. M. Bohannan, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution. His research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of microbial biodiversity. His recent work can be divided into three topical areas: the fundamental drivers of biodiversity and how these apply to microorganisms, the response of microbial biodiversity to environmental change (including global change), and microbial biodiversity in human-dominated environments. Professor Bohannan is an Aldo Leopold Environmental Leadership Fellow, a Google Science Communication Fellow, and a Wulf Professor of the Humanities. Prof. Bohannan received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Michigan State University and post-doctoral training in Ecology at the University of Chicago, before joining the Stanford University faculty in 1999. He has been a member of the University of Oregon faculty since 2006.