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Microbiology Conferences and Meetings

U.S. Geological Survey microbiology efforts span the disciplines and cover many broad research areas, including fish and wildlife health and disease, climate change, microbial ecology, public health and water quality, geomicrobiology, and ecosystem function.


Future Meetings

Below are links to upcoming meetings, conferences, and workshops of interest to USGS microbiologists. Please contact Kay M. Briggs to request an event to post.

June 2010

Joint Meeting with the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the North American Benthological Society
June 6-11, 2010
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mark C. Marvin-DiPasquale will be presenting "Methylmercury Production in Headwater Catchments- Comparing streambed and out-of-channel controls" (authors: M. Marvin-DiPasquale, J.L. Agee, E. Kakouros, and L. Kieu)

Gordon Research Conferences - Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry
Elements In The Environment, From Prokaryotes To People To Planets
June 13-18, 2010
Newport, Rhode Island

Ronald S. Oremland will be presenting "Arsenic in photosynthesis"

Goldschmidt 2010
June 13-18, 2010
Knoxville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Jones will be presenting on June 17, "Organic toxicity may be a factor during stimulation of biogenic methane from coal"

JoAnn M. Holloway will be presenting "Microbial community structure and methyl mercury production in a managed wetland ecosystem" (authors: Holloway, J. M., Mills, C. T., Marvin-DiPasquale, M. C., Alpers, C. N., Windham-Myers, L., Fleck, J. A. and Goldhaber, M. B. ) Online abstract (.pdf, 56 KB)

August 2010

International Society for Microbial Ecology
August, 2010
Seattle, Washington

  • Julia P. Galkiewicz will be presenting "Identification and characterization of cultured fungi associated with healthy colonies of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa" (authors: JP Galkiewicz, MA Gray, CA Kellogg)
  • Ronald S. Oremland will be presenting "Arsenotrophic bacteria from alkaline soda lakes"

Society for Industrial Microbiology 60th Annual Meeting
August 1-5, 2010
San Francisco, California

Ronald S. Oremland will be presenting "Bacterial formation of nano-scaled materials from Group 15 and 16 elements (Se, Te, and As)"

95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 1-6, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA

Nicole M. DeCrappeo will be presenting "The relative contributions of soil bacteria and fungi to inorganic nitrogen cycling in sagebrush and cheatgrass rhizosphere soils" (authors: Nicole M. DeCrappeo, Peter J. Bottomley, David D. Myrold, Elizabeth A. Brewer, Stephanie A. Yarwood, Elizabeth J. DeLorenze and David A. Pyke)

American Chemical Society Fall 2010 National Meeting & Exposition
August 22-26, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

October 2010
Great Lakes Beach Association Annual Meeting 2010
October 19-21, 2010
Preque Isle, Pennsylvania
December 2010
2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 13-17, 2010
San Francisco, California

Past Meetings

Below are links to past meetings. Please note that these links may be deactivated by the host Web site. To read .pdf, download Acrobat Reader.

110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology
May 23-27, 2010
San Diego, California

Astrobiology Science Conference
Evolution and Life: Surviving Catastrophes and Extremes on Earth and Beyond
April 26-29, 2010
League City, Texas

109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology
May 17-21, 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monitoring Microbes in the Great Lakes: Workshop #1: Monitoring Benefits, Needs, and Methods (.pdf, 18 KB)
December 18-19, 2008
Romulus, Michigan

USGS Interdisciplinary Microbiology Workshop
October 15-17, 2008
Estes Park, Colorado

Geomicrobiology and Nanoscience of Arsenic, Selenium, and Tellurium (WMV)
Water Resources Discipline Research Seminar Series 2006
Ronald S. Oremland
May 12, 2006
Menlo Park, California

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Toxics Site: USGS Research on Transport and Biodegradation of Chlorinated Solvents in Fractured Sedimentary Rock (WMV)
Water Resources Discipline Research Seminar Series 2006
Claire Tiedeman
January 19, 2006
Menlo Park, California

Major Accomplishments and Future Directions in Public Health Microbiology
February 15-18, 2005
Columbus, Ohio

Application of Molecular Microbial Technologies to USGS Science
March 13-14, 2001
Reston, Virginia

Building Capabilities for Monitoring and Assessment in Public Health Microbiology Workshop
March 14-16, 2000
Columbus, Ohio
"The goal of this workshop is to bring together investigators from all parts of the USGS who are engaged in studies of the health-related microbiology of water." Donna N. Myers and Donna S. Francy, Health-Related Microbiology of Water and the Role of the U.S. Geological Survey. (.pdf, 15 KB)

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