WILLIAM BRAZELTON portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Biological Sciences

Publications

  • Morill, P.L., (date unknown). Morill, P.L., W.J. Brazelton, L. Kohl, A. Rietze, S.M. Miles, H. Kavanagh, M.O. Schrenk, S.E. Ziegler, and S.Q. Lang (2014) Investigations of potential microbial methanogenic and carbon monoxide utilization pathways in ultra-basic reducing springs associated with present-day continental serpentinization: the Tablelands, NL, CAN. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5: 613. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00613. Accepted, .
  • Thornton, CT (date unknown). Localized effect of treated wastewater effluent on the resistome of an urban watershed. GigaScience. Accepted, .
  • Amador, E.S. (date unknown). The Lost City Hydrothermal Field as a spectroscopic and astrobiological Analog for Nili Fossae, Mars. Astrobiology. Vol. 17, 1138-1160. Accepted, .
  • Méhay, S. (date unknown). Méhay, S., G.L. Früh-Green, S.Q. Lang, S.M. Bernasconi, W.J. Brazelton, M.O. Schrenk, P. Schaeffer, P. Adam (2013) Record of archaeal activity at the serpentinite-hosted Lost City Hydrothermal Field. Geobiology. 11: 570–592. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12062. Accepted, .
  • Fuchsman, CA., (date unknown). Effect of the environment on horizontal gene transfer between bacteria and archaea. PeerJ. e3865. Accepted, .
  • Dangerfield, C.D. (date unknown). Canopy soil bacterial communities altered by severing host tree limb. PeerJ. Vol. 5, e3773. Accepted, .
  • Putman, LI (date unknown). Microbial communities in a serpentinizing aquifer are assembled through strong concurrent dispersal limitation and selection. mSystems. Accepted, .
  • Früh-Green, G. L., et al. (date unknown). Magmatism, serpentinization and life: Insights through drilling the Atlantis Massif (IODP Expedition 357). Lithos. Vol. 323, 137-155. Accepted, .
  • Sabuda, MC, (date unknown). Biogeochemical Gradients in a Serpentinization-influenced Aquifer: Implications for Gas Exchange between the Subsurface and Atmosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. Accepted, .
  • McGonigle, JM, (date unknown). Robust archaeal and bacterial communities inhabit shallow subsurface sediments of the Bonneville Salt Flats. mSphere. Vol. 4. Accepted, .
  • Dangerfield, CR, (date unknown). Succession of bacterial communities on carrion is independent of vertebrate scavengers. PeerJ. Accepted, .
  • Sabuda, MC, (date unknown). A dynamic microbial sulfur cycle in a serpentinizing continental ophiolite. Environmental Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Brazelton, WJ (date unknown). Quick Guide: Hydrothermal vents. Current Biology. Vol. 27, R450-452. Accepted, .
  • Szponar, N. (date unknown). Szponar, N., W.J. Brazelton, M.O. Schrenk, D.M. Bower, A. Steele, P.L. Morrill (2013) Geochemistry of a continental site of serpentinization, the Tablelands Ophiolite, Gros Morne National Park: A Mars analogue. Icarus. 224: 286-296. Accepted, .
  • Crespo-Medina, M. (date unknown). Methane dynamics in a tropical serpentinizing environment: the Santa Elena Ophiolite, Costa Rica. Frontiers in Microbiology. Frontiers in Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Motamedi, S, (date unknown). Microbial residents of the Atlantis Massif's shallow serpentinite subsurface. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Brazelton, W.J. (date unknown). Brazelton, W.J., P.L. Morrill, N. Szponar, M.O. Schrenk (2013) Bacterial communities associated with subsurface geochemical processes in continental serpentinite springs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(13):3906. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00330-13. Accepted, .
  • Pendleton, HL (date unknown). Potential microbial contamination from drilling lubricants into subseafloor rock cores. Scientific Drilling. Accepted, .
  • Lang, SQ (date unknown). Extensive decentralized hydrogen export from the Atlantis Massif. Geology. Accepted, .
  • McGonigle, JM (date unknown). Genomic evidence for formate metabolism by Chloroflexi as the key to unlocking deep carbon in Lost City microbial ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Stüeken, E. E. (date unknown). Stüeken, E. E., R.E. Anderson, J.S. Bowman, W.J. Brazelton, J. Colangelo-Lillis, A.D. Goldman, S.M. Som, J.A. Baross (2013) Did life originate from a global chemical reactor? Geobiology. 11: 101–126. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12025. Accepted, .
  • Seyler, LM, (date unknown). Carbon assimilation strategies in ultrabasic groundwater: clues from the integrated study of a serpentinization-influenced aquifer. mSystems. Accepted, .
  • Hand, K. (date unknown). On the Past, Present, and Future Role of Biology in NASA's Exploration of our Solar System. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. Accepted, .
  • Twing, K.I. (date unknown). Serpentinization-influenced groundwater harbors extremely low diversity microbial communities adapted to high pH. Frontiers in Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Lang, SQ (date unknown). Habitability of the marine serpentinite subsurface: a case study of the Lost City hydrothermal field. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. Accepted, .
  • Brazelton WJ (date unknown). Metagenomic identification of active methanogens and methanotrophs in serpentinite springs of the Voltri Massif, Italy. PeerJ. Vol. 5, e2945. Accepted, .
  • Brazelton, W.J. (date unknown). Brazelton, W.J., B. Nelson and M.O. Schrenk (2012) Metagenomic evidence for H2 oxidation and H2 production by serpentinite-hosted subsurface microbial communities. Frontiers in Extreme Microbiology. 2:268. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00268. Accepted, .
  • Orcutt, BN (date unknown). Impacts of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystem services. Limnology and Oceanography. Accepted, .
  • Lang SQ, (date unknown). Deeply-sourced formate fuels sulfate reducers but not methanogens at Lost City hydrothermal field. Scientific Reports. Vol. 8, 755. Accepted, .
  • Brazelton WJ (date unknown). Metagenomic identification of active methanogens and methanotrophs in serpentinite springs of the Voltri Massif, Italy. PeerJ. Accepted, .
  • Anderson, R. E. (date unknown). Anderson, R. E., W.J. Brazelton, J.A. Baross (2013) The deep viriosphere: assessing the viral impact on microbial community dynamics in the deep subsurface. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 75, 649–675. doi:10.2138/rmg.2013.75.20. Accepted, .
  • Schrenk, M.O (date unknown). Schrenk, M.O., W.J. Brazelton, S.Q. Lang (2013) Serpentinization, carbon, and deep life. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry. 75:575-606. doi: 10.2138/rmg.2013.75.1. Accepted, .

Presentations

  • Brazelton, W.J., et al. (2015) Metagenomic Investigations of Serpentinization-Powered Microbial Ecosystems. Astrobiology Science Conference. Chicago, IL. June 2015. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2015.
  • Brazelton, W.J. (2014) Biogeography of serpentinite-hosted microbial ecosystems. Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes. Waltham, MA. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2014.
  • Brazelton, W.J., M.O. Schrenk (2014) Metagenome-enabled investigations of carbon and hydrogen fluxes within the serpentinite-hosted subsurface biosphere. DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting. Walnut Creek, CA. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2014.
  • Brazelton, W.J., et al. (2013) Biogeography of serpentinite-hosted ecosystems. Goldschmidt Conference. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2013.
  • Brazelton,W.J.(2015) Invited Presentation: Introduction to Serpentinite-Hosted Microbial Ecosystems. Deep Carbon Observatory, Deep Life Meeting. Lisbon, Portugal, May 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • Brazelton, W.J. (2014) Biogeography of serpentinte-hosted ecosystems. Invited Presentation at University of Southern California Marine and Environmental Biology seminar. , Presented, 2014.
  • Brazelton, W.J., et al. (2013) Plenty to eat, nothing to breathe: challenges to life in serpentinite habitats. Invited Presentation. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. , Presented, 2013.
  • Brazelton, W.J., et al. (2013) Microbial carbon cycling in Lost City hydrothermal chimneys and other serpentinite-hosted ecosystems. Invited Presentation. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. , Presented, 2013.
  • Brazelton, W.J. (2013) Explorations for geochemically-fueled microbial life in California, Newfoundland, Italy and Mars. Beckman Scholars Symposium. Invited Alumni Presentation. Irvine, Ca, July 2013. , Presented, 2013.
  • Brazelton, W.J., J.A. Baross. (2013) Serpentinization, archaeal biofilms, and the origins of multicellular communities. Emergence in Chemical Systems. Anchorage, AK, June 2013. , Presented, 2013.

Research Groups

  • Julia McGonigle, . NASA Postdoctoral Fellow. 2020 - present.
  • Cecilia Prator, . NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. 2020 - present.