The Fierer Lab explores the distribution and roles of microscopic organisms in diverse environments and the relevance of microbes to the health and function of ecosystems, plants, and animals (including humans).

Our current work focuses on the ecology of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea in both natural and engineered systems including soil, buildings, water distribution systems, insects, plants, and the atmosphere.

Noah Fierer is a professor in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) department and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado. He is also the director of the Center for Microbial Exploration.