My doctoral research focuses on endophytes—the microscopic fungi and bacteria that live inside plants. More specifically, I am interested in the microbiomes of the iconic baldcypress tree (Taxodium distichum) in the southeastern U.S. and how they are affected by sea level rise. I am also interested in the fungi that live inside of tropical leaves and figuring out what explains the patterns of their diversity.


Kimbrough ER, Berlow ML, Van Bael SA (2018) Water Level and Salinity Drive Community Structure of Culturable Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) Endophytes in Southern Louisiana. Wetlands 1–7. doi: 10.1007/s13157-018-1098-2

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