Steven Wilhelm, a professor in the Department of Microbiology, recently published Manual of Aquatic Viral Ecology, which he edited along with M.G. Weinbauer of the Laboratoire d’Oceanographie de Villefranche (France) and C.A. Suttle of the University of British Columbia. This technical volume is the first of its kind in describing approaches to studying viruses in aquatic systems. It is also the first ebook published by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.
Wilhelm is a leader in the field of viral ecology and is co-chair of the international Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Research’s working group on marine viruses. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1998. In 2009 he was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement.
Wilhelm SW, MG Weinbauer, and CA Suttle (eds.) 2010. Manual of Aquatic Viral Ecology. Waco, TX: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.4319/mave.2010.978-0-9845591-0-7
Jiao N, GJ Herndl, D Hansell, R Benner, G Kattner, SW Wilhelm, DL Kirchman, MG Weinbauer, T Luo, F Chen, and F Azam. 2010. The microbial carbon pump in the ocean. Nature Reviews Microbiology 8:593 – 599. (This paper was featured in a recent highlight in SCIENCE: Stone, R. (2010). The invisible hand behind a vast carbon reservoir. Science 328:1476-1477.)
Ong HC, SW Wilhelm, CJ Gobler, GS Bullerjahn, MA Jacobs, G Rocap, RA Cattolico. 2010. Profiling the culprits of destructive brown tides: analyses of the complete chloroplast genome sequences of Aureococcus anophagefferens CCMP1984 and Aureoumbra lagunensis CCMP1507. Journal of Phycology 46:602-615.
Jacquet S, T Miki Takeshi, R Nobel, P Peduzzi and SW Wilhelm. 2010. Viruses in aquatic ecosystems: important advancements of the last 20 years and prospects for the future in the field of microbial oceanography and limnology. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 1: 71-101.
Visit the Quest Gallery at Trace, UT’s digital archive, to access publications of other Quest Scholars of the Week.