Marek Stibal

Dr Marek Stibal

(MSc, BSc University of South Bohemia; PhD University of Bristol)

I am interested in the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of cryospheric ecosystems (glaciers and ice sheets in particular), with an emphasis on carbon and nutrient cycling, diversity, distribution and dispersal of microorganisms, and large scale effects of microbial communities on glacial systems.

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Recent Publications

Cameron KA, Müller O, Stibal M, Edwards A, Jacobsen CS (2020) Glacial microbiota are hydrologically connected and temporally variable. Environmental Microbiology 22:3172–3187 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.15059

Stibal M, Bradley JA, Edwards A, Hotaling S, Zawierucha K, Rosvold J, Lutz S, Cameron KA, Mikucki JA, Kohler TJ, Šabacká M, Anesio AM (2020) Glacial ecosystems are essential to understanding biodiversity responses to glacier retreat. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4:686–687 doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1163-0

Kohler TJ, Vinšová P, Falteisek L, Žárský JD, Yde JC, Hatton JE, Hawkings JR, Lamarche-Gagnon G, Hood E, Cameron KA, Stibal M (2020) Patterns in microbial assemblages exported from the meltwater of Arctic and sub-Arctic glaciers. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:669 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00669

Williamson CJ, Cameron KA, Cook JM, Zarsky JD, Stibal M, Edwards A (2019) Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:524 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00524

Lamarche-Gagnon G, Wadham JL, Sherwood Lollar B, Arndt S, Fietzek P, Beaton AD, Tedstone AJ, Telling J, Bagshaw EA, Hawkings JR, Kohler TJ, Zarsky JD, Mowlem MC, Anesio AM, Stibal M (2019) Greenland melt drives continuous export of methane from the ice-sheet bed. Nature 565:73–77 doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0800-0

Full list of publications here.