Hodson, Robert E.
Professor and Department
Head - Marine Sciences.
Director - School of Marine
Ph.D. 1977, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
research focuses on defining the environmental and
biotic factors which regulate the microbial transformation and
degradation of naturally occurring and pollutionally derived
lignocelluloses in marine and freshwater environments; development of
molecular biological methods for exploring marine microbial ecology at
the level of individual cells within natural populations; and the study
of fate and environmental effects of toxic substances in aquatic
Physiological ecology of
marine microorganisms; microbial biogeochemistry; molecular microbial
ecology; biochemical adaptations of microorganisms to low nutrient
Porter, K.G., P.A.
Saunders, K.A. Haberyan, A.E. Macubbin, T.R. Jacobsen and R.E. Hodson.
1966. Linkages between chemical and physical responses and biological
populations. Limnology and Oceanography 41(5):1041-1051.
Sobecky, P.A., M.A.
Moran, M. Schell and R.E. Hodson. 1996. Impact of a genetically
engineered bacterium with enhanced alkaline phosphatase activity on
marine phytoplankton communities. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:6-12.
Newell, S.Y., M.A. Moran,
R.J. Wicks and R.E. Hodson. 1995. Productivities of microbial
decomposers during early stages of decomposition of leaves of a
freshwater sedge. Freshwater Biology 34:135-148.
Moran, M.A., L.T.
Rutherford and R.E. Hodson. 1995. Evidence for indigenous Streptomyces
populations in a marine environment based on a 16S rRNA probe. Appl.
Environ. Microbiol. 61:3695-3700.
Hodson, R.E., W.A.
Dustman, R.P. Garg and M.A. Moran. 1995. In situ PCR for visualization
of microscale distribution of specific genes and gene products in
prokaryotic communities. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61:4074-4082.