Michael Snider Defends Master's Thesis

November 24, 2014

Michael Snider Defends Master's Thesis

Photophysiological Studies of Cyanobacterial Mats in Submerged Sinkholes of Lake Huron. 

This thesis characterized some of the remarkable characteristics of extremely versatile cyanobacteria that reside in Lake Huron’s submerged sinkholes. By studying these communities in the field Snider has shown that microbial mats thrive across a range of light conditions.  In laboratory studies, Snider further analyzed these field trends and characterized their sulfide tolerance as well as behavioral attributes that appear to give them an edge in survival under light-limiting conditions and result in significant carbon sequestration.

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