Dr Neil Gray

Co-investigator, Newcastle University

I have over 20 years research experience in experimental approaches and techniques which explicitly link microbial biodiversity’s structure to function and geochemical conditions.

These approaches and techniques have been applied widely to determine changes in community structure, relative abundance and activities of micro-organisms in response to natural and artificial environmental perturbations.

I have applied these techniques to study varied geochemical processes (sulfur cycling, nitrogen cycling, methanogenesis, methane oxidation) in a number of different geochemical environments (soils, freshwater and marine sediments) with the overall objective of understanding how microorganisms influence the geosphere and visa versa.

I am a co-investigator in the ChAOS project.