Ryan Newton

Assistant Professor
School of Freshwater Sciences

Website: http://www.newtonlabuwm.org/


PhD, Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
BSc, Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002

Research interests

  • Microbial ecology
  • Genome & sequence analysis
  • Aquatic system dynamics
  • Microbial systematics
Selected Publications

Roguet, A., Ö.C. Esen, A.M. Eren, R.J. Newton, & S.L. McLellan. 2020. FORENSIC: an online platform for fecal source identification. mSystems 5(2):e00869-19

Paver, S.F., R.J. Newton, & M.L. Coleman. 2020. Microbial communities of the Laurentian Great Lakes reflect connectivity and local biogeochemistry. Environmental Microbiology 22:433-446.

Bartelme, R.P., M.C. Smith, O.J. Sepulveda-Villet, & R.J. Newton. 2019. Component microenvironments and system biogeography structure microorganism distributions in recirculating aquaculture and aquaponic systems. mSphere 4: e00143-19. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00143-19.

Newton, R.J. & J.S. McClary. 2019. The flux and impact of wastewater infrastructure microorganisms on human and ecosystem health. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 57:145-150. doi: 10.1016.j.copbio.2019.03.015.

Roguet, A., A.M. Eren, R.J. Newton, & S.L. McLellan. 2018. Fecal source identification using random forest. Microbiome 6:185. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0568-3.

Paver, S.F., D. Muratore, R.J. Newton, & M.L. Coleman. 2018. Reevaluating the salty divide: Phylogenetic specificity of transitions between marine and freshwater systems. mSystems 3:e00232-18. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00232-18.

Rohwer, R.R, J.J. Hamilton, R.J. Newton, & K.D. McMahon. 2018. TaxAss: Leveraging a custom freshwater database achieves fine-scale taxonomic resolution. mSphere 3:e00327-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00327-18.

Bartelme, R.P. , B.O. Oyserman, J.E. Blom, O.J. Sepulveda-Villet, & R.J. Newton. 2018. Stripping away the soil: Plant growth promoting microbiology opportunities in aquaponics. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:8 doi: 10.3389/fmicb/2018.00008

Bartelme, R.P. , S.L. McLellan, R.J. Newton. 2017. Freshwater recirculating aquaculture system operations drive biofilter bacterial community shifts around a stable nitrifying consortium of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and comammox Nitrospria. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 101 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00101.

microbial ecology, genome & sequence analysis, aquatic system dynamics, microbial systematics