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Charles R. Lovell

Title: Professor
Research Concentration - Ecology
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-7036
Office: CLS, Room 408
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My research addresses the responses of natural bacterial communities to physical, chemical, and biological environmental variables. My group examines the relationship between microbial diversity and ecological function, and seeks to answer a number of specific questions at the level of ecophysiology, population dynamics and community ecology. To facilitate this work we focus on specific groups of bacteria that directly contribute to a particular function, such as the diazotrophic bacteria, the sulfate reducing bacteria, and the acetogenic bacteria. Pathogenesis is another ecological function of interest and current research examines pathogenesis of marine Vibrio species and the specific virulence mechanisms employed by Vibrio parahaemolyticus.


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