2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB Millbrook NY 12545-0129, USA
Dr. Lee's research is about understanding how aquatic microorganisms come together to form complex communities, including biofilms of algae and bacteria, and how the communities interact with their habitat in freshwater ecosystems. Biofilms are direct contributors to ecosystem function, but how algal and bacterial species come together and coexist within biofilms is not well known. Understanding microbial community assembly has important implications for predicting the effects of environmental change from regional to global scales. Dr. Lee's research includes algal taxonomy and natural history, which provide fundamental knowledge for interpreting how and why organisms respond to ecosystem-scale processes.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343