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Heather Buelow, M.S.
Lab manager


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M.S. Biology, University of New Mexico, 2017

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006



Broadly interested in microbial ecology, polar ecology, and climate change impacts on the environment.



K L Feeser, D J Van Horn, H N Buelow, D R Colman, T A McHugh, J G Okie, E Schwartz, C D Takacs-Vesbach. 2018. Local and regional scale heterogeneity drive bacterial community diversity and composition in a polar desert. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 1928.


M A Knox, W S Andriuzzi, H N Buelow, C D Takacs‐Vesbach, B J Adams, D H Wall. 2017. Decoupled responses of soil bacteria and their invertebrate consumer to warming, but not freeze–thaw cycles, in the Antarctic Dry Valleys. Ecology Letters, 20(10): 1242-1249. 


H N Buelow, A S Winter, D J Van Horn, J E Barrett, M N Gooseff, E Schwartz, C D Takacs-Vesbach. 2016. Microbial community responses to increased water and organic matter in the arid soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 1040. 

L A Winslow, H A Dugan, H N Buelow, K D Cronin, J C Priscu, C D Takacs-Vesbach, P T Doran. 2014. Autonomous year-round sampling and sensing to explore the physical and biological habitability of permanently ice-covered Antarctic lakes. Marine Technology Society Journal, 48(5): 8-17. 

E Schwartz, D J Van Horn, H N Buelow, J G Okie, M N Gooseff, J E Barrett, C D Takacs-Vesbach. 2014. Characterization of growing bacterial populations in McMurdo Dry Valley soils through stable isotope probing with 18O-water. FEMS microbiology ecology, 89(2): 415-425. 

D J Van Horn, J G Okie, H N Buelow, M N Gooseff, J E Barrett, C D Takacs-Vesbach. 2014. Soil microbial responses to increased moisture and organic resources along a salinity gradient in a polar desert. Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(10): 3034-3043. 

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