Emma Wear

Emma Wear

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Emma Wear

Phone: (406) 872-4531
Email: emma.wear@flbs.umt.edu

About me

I'm a postdoc with Matt Church, working on a variety of projects linking bacterial and archaeal community structure and metabolic function.  I am particularly interested in understanding how ecosystem-level events, such as phytoplankton blooms, impact the interactions between bacterioplankton community composition and biogeochemical cycles.


I recently took part in a month-long cruise to sample microbial biodiversity in manganese nodule fields in the North Pacific Ocean. To learn more about this project, and to see some awesome pictures of the deep-sea creatures we found, visit our cruise website:




  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017
  • MS, Coastal Carolina University, 2009
  • BS, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2007


Select publications

For my complete publication list, please see: emmakwear.com/publications.html