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David Stahl Honored by Seattle Aquarium

Stahl-David_thumbnailWe know David Stahl as a Principal Investigator in ENIGMA working in part on the microbial conversion of ammonia to nitrate, a major step in the global nitrogen cycle.
Not only is he an an internationally renowned microbial ecologist, elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012; now he is also a local Seattle celebrity! His discovery, that ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) microorganisms are the dominant nitrifiers in most natural systems, was honored by plaque at the Seattle  Aquarium. His team were first to isolate AOA microorganisms from a water sample taken from a fish tank at the Seattle Aquarium.