Dr. David  Huber, Ph.D.

The Huber Laboratory focuses on how microbial biodiversity controls essential ecosystem processes in both engineered and natural environments. In this regard, we are bioengineering microbial communities associated with anaerobic digestion in order to enhance bioenergy production from plant and waste biomass.  We are also interested in the microbial ecology associated with the restoration of soil biogeochemical processes at surface mine sites, the breakdown of lignocellulose in insect guts, and the turnover of nutrients in freshwater environments.  
Recent Publications
Smith, A.M., Sharma, D., Lappin-Scott, H., Burton, S., Huber, D.H. 2014. Microbial community structure of a pilot-scale thermophilic anaerobic digester treating poultry litter.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98(5):2321-2334. (doi 10.1007/s00253-013-5144-y).
Sharma, D., Espinosa-Solares, T., Huber, DH.  2013. Thermophilic anaerobic co-digestion of poultry litter and thin stillage. Bioresource Technology. 136:251-256.
Shade, A., Peter, H., Allison, SD, Baho, DL, Berga, M., Burgmann H., Huber DH, Langenheder, S., Lennon, JT, Martiny JBH, Matulich KL, Schmidt TM, and Handelsman J.  2012. Fundamentals of microbial community resistance and resilience.  Frontiers in Microbiology 3:417. (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2012.00417).
Dr. David
Dr. David  Huber, Ph.D.
Professor for Department of Biology and AERS
Phone: (304) 766-5127
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