Marine Ecosystem Health

Microbial Genetics & Genomics

Anton Post, Ph.D.

Director & Research Professor

Anton Post, Ph.D.
Executive Director / Research Professor


Featured Publications

Yager P.L., Sherrell R.M., Stammerjohn S.E., Ducklow H.W., Schofield O.M.E., Ingall E.D., Wilson S.E., Lowry K.E., Williams C.M., Riemann L., Bertilsson S., Nielsen T.G., Alderkamp A-C., Dinasquet J., Kjellerup S., Logares R., Melara A.J., Mu L., Newstead R.G., Post A.F., Richert I., Swalethorp R. and G. van Dijken (2016). A carbon budget for the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Antarctica; estimating net community production and export in a highly productive polar ecosystem. Elementa 4:000140. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000140

Finkel O., Delmont T.O., Post A.F. and S. Belkin (2016). Metagenomic signatures of bacterial adaptation to life on the surface of a salt-excreting desert tree. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82(9), 2854-2861. doi:10.1128/AEM.00483-16.

Chandler J.W., Lin Y., Gainer P.J., Post A.F., Johnson Z.I., and E.R. Zinser(2016). Coexistence of the dominant ecotypes of Prochlorococcus within the open ocean’s surface mixed layer is persistent and varies as a function of temperature. Environ. Microbiol. Rep., 8 (2), 272-284. doi/10.1111/1758-2229.12378

Williams C.M., Dupont A., Post A.F., Riemann L., Dinasquet J. and P.L. Yager (2016). Pelagic microbial heterotrophy in response to a highly productive bloom of Phaeocystis antarctica in the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Antarctica. Elementa 1:000102, doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000102.

MukherjeeM., RayA., Post A.F., McKay R.M and G.S. Bullerjahn (2015) Identification, enumeration and diversity of nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria in trophic end members of the  Laurentian Great Lakes. Great Lakes Res. 4C, 1-11.

Delmont T.O., Eren A.M., Vineis, J.H and A.F. Post (2015). Genome reconstructions indicate the partitioning of ecological functions inside a phytoplankton bloom in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiol. 6-1090, 1-17. doi/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01090

Mackey K.R.M., Post A.F., McIlvin M.R. and M.A. Saito (2015). Divergent responses of coastal and oceanic Synechococcus to iron limitation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., doi/10.1073/pnas.1509448112

Saito M.A., Dorsk A., Post A.F., McIlvin M., Rappe M. and D. Moran (2015). Needles in the deep blue sea: subspecies specificity in targeted protein biomarker analyses with the vast oceanic microbial metaproteome. Proteomics, 00, 1-11. doi 10.1002/pmic.201400630.

Bertrand E.M., McCrow J.P., Zheng H., Moustafa A., McQuaid J., Delmont T.O., Post A.F., Sipler R., Spackeen J., Xu K., Bronk D., Hutchins D.A. and A.E. Allen (2015). Phytoplankton-bacterial interactions mediate micronutrient colimitation in the Southern Ocean. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112 (32), 9938-9943. doi/10.1073/pnas.1501615112

Hunter-Cevera K.R., Post A.F. and H.M. Sosik (2015). Diversity of Synechococcus at the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory: Insights from culture isolations, clone libraries and flow cytometry. Microbial Ecol., doi 10.1007/s00248-015-0644-1.

Huo Y.-Y., Cheng H., Post A.F., Wang C.-S., Jiang X.-W., Pan J., Wu M. and X.-W. Xu (2015). Ecological functions of uncultured microorganisms in the cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust of a seamount in the Central Pacific are elucidated by fosmid sequencing. Acta Oceanologia Sinica 34 (4), 92-113. doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0650-7

Ducklow H., Erickson M., Lee S., Lowry K., Post A.F., Sherrell
 R., Stammerjohn S.E., Wilson S.E. and P.L. Yager (2015). Particle flux over the continental shelf in the Amundsen Sea Polynya and Western Antarctic Peninsula. Elementa, 3:46, 1-20. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000046

Mackey K.R.M., Chien C.-T., Post A.F., Saito M.A. and A. Paytan(2015). Rapid and gradual modes of aerosol trace metal dissolution in seawater. Frontiers of Microbiological Chemistry 5 (794): 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00794

LarsenP.E., ScottN., Field D., Post A.F., Knight R., Hamada, Y. and J.A. Gilbert (2014). Satellite remote sensing data predicts marine microbial community structure and metabolite turnover. ISME J., 9(1), 166-179. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.107.

Delmont T., Hammar K.M., Ducklow H., Yager P. and A.F. Post (2014). Phaeocystis antarctica blooms shape bacterial community structures in the Amundsen Sea polynya. Frontiers in Systems Microbiology 5 (646): 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00646

Wickham S.A., Claessens M. andA.F. Post (2014). Grazing and nutrient control of the pelagic microbial food web in the Gulf of Aqaba: seasonal experiments. J. Plankton Res., doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu103

SaitoM.A., McIlvinM.R., MoranD.M, Goepfert T.J., DiTullioG.R., PostA.F. and C.H. Lamborg (2014). Multiple nutrient stresses at intersecting Pacific Ocean biomes detected by protein biomarkers. Science 345:1173-1176.

ShilovaI.N., RobidartJ.C., TrippH.J., Turk-KuboK., WawrikB., PostA.F., ThompsonA.W., WardB., HollibaughJ.T., MillardA., OstrowskiM., ScanlanD., PaerlR.W., StuartR. and ZehrJ.P. (2014). A microarray for assessing transcription from pelagic marine microbial taxa. ISME J. 8(7):1476-1491. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.1.

Kamennaya, N. and Post A.F. (2013). Distribution and expression of the cyanate acquisition potential among cyanobacterial populations in oligotrophic marine waters. Limnol. Oceanogr.

Yager P.L., Sherrell R.M., Stammerjohn S.E., Alderkamp A.-C., Schofield O., Abrahamsen E.P., Arrigo K.R., Bertilsson S., Garay D.L., Guerrero R., Lowry K.E., Moksnes P.-O., Ndungu K., Post A.F., Randall-Goodwin E., Riemann L., Severmann S., Thatje S., van Dijken G.L. and Wilson S. (2012). ASPIRE: The Amundsen Sea Polynya International Research Expedition.  Oceanography 25(3), 40–53.

Mackey K.R.M., Roberts K., Lomas M.W., Saito M.A., Post A.F. and Paytan A. (2012). Enhanced solubility and ecological impact of atmospheric phosphorus deposition upon extended seawater exposure. Environ. Sci Technol., 46(19), 10438-46

Meeder E., Mackey K.R.M., Paytan A., Shaked Y., Iluz D., Stambler N., Rivlin T., Post A.F. and B. Lazar (2012). Nitrite dynamics in the open ocean – a lesson from the Northern Red Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 453, 11-26. doi: 10.3354/meps09525

Finkel O.M., Burch A.Y., Elad T., Huse S.M., Lindow S.E., Post A.F. and Belkin S. (2012). Distance-Decay relationships partially determine diversity patterns of phyllosphere bacteria on Tamarix trees across the Sonoran Desert. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(17), 6187-6193. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00888-12