Oregon State University
2009-2010 Distinguished Lecturer
Biogeochemical Exhalations: Microbial Methane in Marine Sediments

Dr. Colwell studies the microbiology of methane hydrates in deep marine sediments.

This presentation will focus on the results of current studies focused on in situ activities of methanogens and the environmental conditions that control their distribution in sediments – necessary information for models that explore hydrate formation.

Dr. Colwell served as a shorebased scientist on Ocean Drilling Program Leg 204, and is a member of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Scientific Technology Panel.


November 11, 2009 – Johnson State College
March 8, 2010 – Montana State University
February 3, 2010 – New Mexico State University
February 1, 2010 – University of Georgia
October 8, 2009 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 22, 2010 – University of Miami
March 11, 2010 – University of Minnesota Duluth
November 13, 2009 – University of Rhode Island