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

Medeiros PM, Babcock-Adams L, Seidel M, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D, Hollibaugh JT, Dittmar T.  2017.  Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography. 62:1718-1731.
Whitby H, Hollibaugh JT, van den Berg CMG.  2017.  Chemical Speciation of Copper in a Salt Marsh Estuary and Bioavailability to Thaumarchaeota. Frontiers in Marine Science.
Hollibaugh JT.  2017.  Oxygen and the activity and distribution of marine Thaumarchaeota. Environmental Microbiology Reports. (3):186-188.
Sun Y, Zhang Y, Hollibaugh JT, Luo H.  2017.  Ecotype diversification of an abundant Roseobacter lineage. Environmental Microbiology. (4):1625-1638.
Schaefer SC, Hollibaugh JT.  2017.  Temperature Decouples Ammonium and Nitrite Oxidation in Coastal Waters. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(6):3157-3164.
Whitby H, van den Berg CM.  2017.  Chemical speciation of copper in a salt marsh estuary and bioavailability to Thaumarchaeota. Frontiers in Marine Science.
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.