Dr. Michael Beman


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Ph.D., Stanford University
B.S., Yale University 

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced
Research Interests: 
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Microbial ecology
  • Oceanography
  • Global environmental change

 In review Beman, J.M. and M.T. Carolan. Reduced bacterial diversity and altered community composition in expanding oxygen minimum zones. In review, Nature Communications.

2013 Beman, J.M., J.L. Shi, B.N. Popp. Nitrite oxidation in the upper water column and oxygen minimum zone of the eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean. In press, ISME Journal.

2013 Gilly, W.F., J.M. Beman, S.Y. Litvin, B. Robison. Oceanographic and biological effects of shoaling of the oxygen minimum zone. Annual Review of Marine Science 5: 393-420. ::HTML::

2012 Beman, J.M., V.J. Bertics, T. Braunschweiler, and J.M. Wilson. Quantification of ammonia oxidation rates and the distribution of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in marine sediment depth profiles from Catalina Island, California. Frontiers in Microbiology 3: 263. ::BEMAN12_FAM.pdf::

2012 Beman, J.M., B.N. Popp, and S.E. Alford. Quantification of ammonia oxidation rates and ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria at high resolution in the Gulf of California and eastern tropical North Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 57: 711-726. ::BEMAN12_LO.pdf::

2011 Beman, J.M., C.-E. Chow, A.L. King, Y. Feng, J.A. Fuhrman, A. Andersson, N.R. Bates, B.N. Popp, and D.A. Hutchins. Global declines in oceanic nitrification rates as a consequence of ocean acidification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 209-213. ::BEMAN11_PNAS.pdf::

2011 Steele, J.A., P.D. Countway, L. Xia, P. Vigil, J.M. Beman, et al. Marine bacterial, archaeal, and protistan association networks reveal ecological linkages. ISME Journal 5: 1414-1425. ::STEELE11_ISMEJ.pdf::

2011 Beman, J.M., J.A. Steele, and J.A. Fuhrman. Co-occurrence patterns for abundant marine archaeal and bacterial lineages in the deep chlorophyll maximum of coastal California. ISME Journal 5: 1077-1085. ::BEMAN11_ISMEJ.pdf::

2010 Beman, J.M., R. Sachdeva, and J.A. Fuhrman. Population ecology of nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria in the Southern California Bight. Environmental Microbiology 12: 1282-1292. ::HTML::

2008 Ahrens, T.D., J.M. Beman, J.A. Harrison, P.K. Jewett, and P.A. Matson. A synthesis of nitrogen transformations and transfers from land to sea in the Yaqui Valley agricultural region of Northwest Mexico. Water Resources Research 44: W00A05 (invited). ::AHRENS08_WRR.pdf::

2008 Beman, J.M., B.N. Popp, and C.A. Francis. Molecular and biogeochemical evidence for ammonia oxidation by marine Crenarchaeota in the Gulf of California. ISME Journal 2: 429-441. ::BEMAN08_ISMEJ.pdf::

2007 Beman, J.M., K.J. Roberts, L. Wegley, F. Rohwer, and C.A. Francis. Distribution and diversity of archaeal ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) genes associated with corals. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 5642-5647. ::BEMAN07_AEM.pdf::

2007 Francis, C.A., J.M. Beman, and M.M.M. Kuypers. New processes and players in the nitrogen cycle: the microbial ecology of anaerobic and archaeal ammonia oxidation. ISME Journal 1: 19-27. ::FRANCIS07_ISMEJ.pdf::

2006 Beman, J.M. and C.A. Francis. Diversity of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in the sediments of a hyper-nutrified subtropical estuary: Bahía del Tóbari, Mexico. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 7677-7777. ::BEMAN06_AEM.pdf::

2006 Gilly, W.F., C.A. Elliger, C.A. Salinas, S. Camarillo-Coop, G. Bazzino and J.M. Beman. Spawning by jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas in San Pedro Mártir Basin, Gulf of California, Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 313: 125-133. ::GILLY06_MEPS.pdf::

2005 Francis, C.A., K.J. Roberts, J.M. Beman, A.E. Santoro and B.B. Oakley. Ubiquity and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea in water columns and sediments of the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 14683-14688. ::FRANCIS05_PNAS.pdf::

2005 Beman, J.M., K.R. Arrigo and P.A. Matson. Agricultural runoff fuels large phytoplankton blooms in vulnerable areas of the ocean. Nature 434: 211-214. ::BEMAN05_Nature.pdf::