Photo of James Hollibaugh
Distinguished Research Professor
248 Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-2844
260 Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-6096
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Ph.D. 1977, Dalhousie University (Oceanography)

B.S. 1971, University of California, Davis (Biochemistry)


Research Emphasis:

Structure and function of microbial communities; role of bacteria in biogeochemical processes; net ecosystem metabolism; polar oceanography; estuaries; human impacts in the coastal zone.

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James T. Hollibaugh's Selected Publications

Luo H, Sun Y, Hollibaugh JT, Moran M.A.  2016.  Low genome content diversity of marine planktonic Thaumarchaeota. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8(4):501-507.
Hollibaugh JT, Gifford SM, Moran MA, Ross MJ, Sharma S, Tolar BB.  2014.  Seasonal variation in the metratranscriptomes of a Thaumarchaeota population from SE USA coastal waters. The ISME Journal. 8(3):685-698.
Luo H, Tolar BB, Swan BK, Zhang CL, Stepanauskas R, Moran MA, Hollibaugh JT.  2014.  Single-cell genomics shedding light on marine Thaumarchaeota diversification. The ISME Journal. 8(3):732-736.
Smith CB, Tolar BB, Hollibaugh JT, King GM.  2013.  Alkane hydroxylase gene (alkB) phylotype composition and diversity in northern Gulf of Mexico bacterioplankton. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4
King GM, Smith CB, Tolar B, Hollibaugh JT.  2013.  Analysis of Composition and Structure of Coastal to Mesopelagic Bacterioplankton Communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3
Tolar BB, King GM, Hollibaugh JT.  2013.  An Analysis of Thaumarchaeota Populations from the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4
Hollibaugh JT, Carini S, Gürleyük H, Jellison R, Joye SB, LeCleir G, Meile C, Vasquez L, Wallschläger D.  2005.  Arsenic speciation in Mono Lake, California: Response to seasonal stratification and anoxia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 69:1925–1937.