(Fierer, Noah - 2013) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work uri icon



  • The author of more than 100 papers and book chapters, Professor Fierer has established himself as one of the world’s leading experts in microbial ecology. His research seeks to understand the biogeography of soil and airborne microbial communities. Specifically, he examines how pollution, farming practices, and the addition of fertilizers affect the microbial communities in soil. His work has important implications for the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, and climate change. Professor Fierer’s work also explores the microbial composition of the human body and man-made environments, and he is a leader in using contemporary genomic techniques to understand microbial communities.
    Not surprisingly, Professor Fierer’s efforts have garnered considerable attention in his field. He has served as the principal investigator on projects that have received over seven million dollars in grant support. He was recently elected to the Faculty of 1000, in addition to receiving the JBS Haldane prize by the British Ecological Society and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.

year awarded

  • 2013