Sylvan, Jason individual record
Associate Professor
Positions:
overview

Microbes are the major mediators of biogeochemical cycles on earth. Although tiny, their metabolisms have global implications. My research focuses on two aspects of microbial ecology - interactions between the ocean crust and marine microbes, and the impact of anthropogenic influence on marine microbes. I determine the effect microbial communities have on biogeochemical cycles in a variety of settings through quantification of microbial biomass, analysis of microbial diversity and function, and measurement of microbial activity. My research is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with chemists, geologists and biological oceanographers.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles51
  • Doyle, S. M., Self, M. J., Hayes, J., Shamberger, K., Correa, A., Davies, S. W., Santiago-Vzquez, L. Z., & Sylvan, J. B. (2022). Microbial Community Dynamics Provide Evidence for Hypoxia during a Coral Reef Mortality Event.. Appl Environ Microbiol. 88(9), e0034722-e00322.
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  • Mills, N. T., Reece, J. S., Tice, M. M., & Sylvan, J. B. (2022). Hydromechanical Effects of Micro‐Organisms on Fine‐Grained Sediments During Early Burial. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE. 9(2),
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  • Aljandal, S., Doyle, S. M., Bera, G., Wade, T. L., Knap, A. H., & Sylvan, J. B. (2022). Mesopelagic microbial community dynamics in response to increasing oil and Corexit 9500 concentrations.. PLoS One. 17(2), e0263420-e0263420.
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  • Achberger, A. M., Doyle, S. M., Mills, M. I., Holmes, C. P., Quigg, A., & Sylvan, J. B. (2021). Bacteria-Oil Microaggregates Are an Important Mechanism for Hydrocarbon Degradation in the Marine Water Column.. mSystems. 6(5), e0110521-e01121.
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  • Wee, S. Y., Edgcomb, V. P., Beaudoin, D., Yvon-Lewis, S., & Sylvan, J. B. (2021). Microbial Abundance and Diversity in Subsurface Lower Oceanic Crust at Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge.. Appl Environ Microbiol. 87(22), e0151921-e01521.
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Books2
  • Coggon, R. M., Sylvan, J. B., Teagle, D., Reece, J., Christeson, G. L., Estes, E. R., & Williams, T. (2022). Expedition 390 Preliminary Report: South Atlantic Transect 1. International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
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  • Coggon, R. M., Sylvan, J. B., Teagle, D., Reece, J. S., Estes, E. R., & Williams, T. (2022). Expedition 390/393 Scientific Prospectus Addendum: The South Atlantic Transect. International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Doyle, S. M., Self, M. J., Hayes, J., Shamberger, K., Correa, A., Davies, S. W., Santiago-Vzquez, L. Z., & Sylvan, J. B. (2022). Microbial Community Dynamics Provide Evidence for Hypoxia During a Coral Reef Mortality Event.
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Email
jasonsylvan@tamu.edu
First Name
Jason
Last Name
Sylvan
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Oceanography; 3146 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3146
USA