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Gregory Dick

Gregory Dick

Greg Dick
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Center Director, School for the Environment and Sustainability
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Literature, Science, & Arts
Environment and Sustainability

Current and past research projects include: (i) harmful algal blooms, especially toxic cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie; (ii) the regulation of oxygenic and anoxygenic photosynthesis in cyanobacterial mats, and how this relates to the oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere; (iii) in collaboration with David Sherman, the genomic underpinning of natural products including toxins, antibiotics, and anti-cancer compounds; (iv) Genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and genomics of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria that catalyze the formation of biogenic Mn oxides; (v) Diversity and function of microbial communities in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes; and (vi) microbial community genomics of acid mine drainage (AMD). 


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Reviewer
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • U-M Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

3. Good Health and Well-Being
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities