Research

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.

Publications:

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

Email: lizkimbrough @ gmail.com