Athletic Association Professor of Arts & Sciences
Campus: 
Athens
Office: 
159 Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-5893
Lab: 
142-144 Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-6818

Education:

Ph.D. 1993, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

B.Sc. 1987, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Research Emphasis:

Activities in the Joye Research Group aim to discover, document, resolve, and understand the complex interactions that drive elemental cycling in coastal and open ocean environments across the globe. Our purpose is to elucidate feedbacks between environmental, microbiological, and biogeochemical dynamics. Our research examines the effects of climate change and anthropogenic disturbances on critical environmental processes to gain a better understanding of how future changes in forcing (e.g. temperature, salinity, sea level, storm frequency, etc.) will affect ecosystem function.

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Samantha B. Joye's Selected Publications

House C.H., Orphan V.O., Turk K.A., Thomas B., Pernthaler A., Vrentas J.M., Joye SB.  2009.  Extensive carbon isotopic heterogeneity among methane seep microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. 11(7):1632-1645.
Joye SB, Samarkin V.A, Orcutt B.N., MacDonald I.R., Hinrichs K.-U., Elvert M., Teske A.P., Lloyd K.G., Lever M.A., Montoya J.P. et al..  2009.  Surprising metabolic variability in seafloor brines revealed by carbon and sulfur cycling. Nature Geoscience. 2:349-354.
Bailey J.V., Orphan V.J., Joye SB, Corsetti F.A..  2009.  Chemotrophic microbial mats and their potential for preservation in the rock record. Astrobiology. 9:843-859.
Weston N.B., Hollibaugh J.T., Joye SB.  2009.  Population growth away from the coastal zone: Thirty years of land use change and nutrient export from the Altamaha River, GA.. Science of the Total Environment. 407:3347-3356.
Edmonds J.E., Weston N.B, Joye SB, Mou X., Moran M.A..  2009.  Microbial Community Response to Seawater Amendment in Low-Salinity Tidal Sediments. Microbial Ecology. 58:558-568.
Lasher C., Dyszynski G., Everett K., Ye W., Sheldon W., Joye SB, Moran M.A., Whitman W.B..  2009.  The diverse bacterial community in intertidal, anaerobic sediments at Sapelo Island, Georgia. Microbial Ecology. 58:244-261.
Edmonds J.W, Weston N.B., Joye SB, Moran M.A..  2008.  Variation in prokaryotic community composition as a function of resource availability in tidal creek sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74:1836-1844.
Porubsky W.P., Velasquez L., Joye SB.  2008.  Nutrient replete benthic microalgae as a source of labile dissolved organic carbon to coastal waters. Estuaries and Coasts. 31:860-876.
Lee R.Y., Porubsky W.P., Feller K.L.IC, McKee K.L., Joye SB.  2008.  Porewater biogeochemistry and soil metabolism in dwarf red mangrove habitats (Twin Cays, Belize). Biogeochemistry. 87:181-198.

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