Peter Bottomley

Professor, Soil Microbiology
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Office: 541-737-1844

Nash Hall

Nash Hall 348

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Current Work Focus: Research on various aspects of soil microbial ecology and microbial physiology including: nitrogen cycling in soils; population ecology of soil bacteria; physiology and ecology of nitrification; genomics of nitrifying bacteria.

Research Projects:

  • Niche differentiation of nitrification in soils.
  • Response and interaction between nitrifying bacteria to environmental change.

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Crop and Soil Science Department
Courses Taught: 
  • Microbial Ecology
  • General Microbiology
  • Biology of the Procaryotes
My Publications

2008

Book Chapter

D. D. Myrold and Bottomley, P. J., Nitrogen mineralization and immobilization, in Nitrogen in Agricultural Soils, Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 2008, pp. 157-172.

Journal Article

2007

Book Chapter

P. J. Bottomley and Myrold, D. D., Biological nitrogen fixation: The return of N to the soil, in Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, 3rdrd ed., Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2007, pp. 365-387.

Conference Paper

D. D. Myrold, Bottomley, P. J., Högberg, M. N., Högberg, P., and Sulzman, E. W., Linking microbial communities to activity in soil with molecular and stable isotope techniques, in Linking Management to Global Climate Challenges: The Proceedings of the International Symposium on Forest Soils and Ecosystem Health, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2007.

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