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About Kevin P. Feris

Microbial ecology is an incredibly diverse field that explores the roles of microbial community metabolism in the natural environment, areas contaminated by human activity, industrial settings, the human body, and applications in biotechnology. Dr. Feris’ research focuses on the application of the tools and understanding of microbial ecology to enhance our ability to utilize the metabolism of microorganisms for a variety of applications, including natural resource damage assessment, alternative energy generation, bioremediation, and biotechnology.


Present Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences


Research Interests

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  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology

Contact Information

Department of Biology
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725-1515


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