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Michael Piehler
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Michael Piehler

Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Professor
Department of Marine Sciences & Institute of Marine Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies
Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology
  • 3431 Arendell Street
  • CB #3301
  • Morehead City, NC 28557
  • USA

Piehler’s research focuses on transport and processing of nutrients and carbon, particularly the roles played by microbial communities at the land-water margin. His work spans a broad range of both microbial systems and coastal habitats. He is particularly interested in how human activity affects the interactions between pollutants and native microbial communities in coastal systems, and the challenges and opportunities that those interactions present. 

Education

PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

MSPH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994

BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990

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