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Diane Kim

Program Administrator

Contact Information

Office: AHF 401
Phone: (213) 740-8776


  • B.S. University of Southern California, 2005


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • My research interests include microbial spatial and temporal diversity patterns and understanding what changes in community structure and composition could mean for biogeochemical and ecological processes. I am also very interested in the ecological linkages between microbial organisms from all 3 domains of life. I use molecular applications to address microbiological and ecological questions.


  • Journal Article

    Caron, D. A., Countway, P. D., Jones, A. C., Kim, D. Y., Schnetzer, A. (2011). Marine protistan diversity. Annual Review of Marine Science. Vol. 4 (6), pp. 1-27.
    Kim, D. Y., Countway, P. D., Gast, R. J., Caron, D. A. (2011). Rapid shifts in protistan community structure and composition during bottle incubations affect estimates of total protistan species richness. Microbial Ecology. Vol. 62 (2), pp. 383-398.
    Steele, J. A., Countway, P. D., Xia, L., Vigil, P. D., Beman, J. M., Kim, D. Y., Chow, C. E., Sachdeva, R., Jones, A. C., Schwalbach, M. S., Rose, J. M., Hewson, I., Patel, A., Sun, F., Caron, D. A., Fuhrman, J. A. (2011). Marine bacterial, archael and protistan association networks reveal ecological linkages. The International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. Vol. 5 (9), pp. 1414-1425.