Elle M. Barnes
I am a community and microbial ecologist at Fordham University. I apply molecular and computational techniques to answer questions related to the the creation & maintenance of biodiversity.
I use host-associated microbiomes as model systems to test core eco-evolutionary theories, such as assembly theory. I am also extremely passionate about science education and literacy. I am also a dedicated advocate of mental health and diversity in STEM.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe