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Mia Maltz


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Mycology, Soil Microbial Ecology, Host-Microbe Interactions, Ecological Restoration

Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Riverside - University of California, Riverside

Postdoctoral Scholar, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside , In Progress
Ph.D, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology , University of California, Irvine , 2016
M.S. , Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies , Sonoma State University, 2009

My work broadly focuses on community responses to environmental perturbations, which feedback to influence plant and fungal community structure and ecosystem functioning. I examine functional ecology and microbial communities at different elevations at Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, as well as in a comparative survey across all CZOs. My research disentangles the effects of dispersal from biotic or environmental filtering, as I link fungal functional traits with dispersal patterns observed in soil microbes and airborne fungi. This work provides new insight into basic biological questions related to fungal biogeography, controls over fungal community dynamics and biodiversity, and the ecological consequences of disturbance.

CZO Research Groups

CZO Publications
  • CZO Publications



    Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. Brewer, Tess E., Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O’Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer (2019): mBio Oct 2019, 10 (5) e01318-19 Cross-CZO National

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