Geomicrobiology at OSU

The Geomicrobiology lab at Oregon State University conducts research on microorganisms in earth and ocean systems. We study microorganisms and biogeochemical processes in Oregon, the western US and other locations around the world on continents and in the oceans. Current research projects include:

Microbiology of methane hydrates in Gulf of Mexico sediments

Biogeochemistry of wetlands on the Copper River Delta, Alaska

Biogeochemistry of high altitude watersheds during winter isolation

Let it be acknowledged that Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary’s River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon ( and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (

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