Postdoctoral Fellow, Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
- Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, 2014
- M.S. in Coastal Marine & Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, 2009
- B.A. in Psychology, St. Louis University, 2007
- Visiting Scientist, North Carolina State University, Department of Biology
Julia is currently studying the ecological role that microbial communities play as part of host-microbe interactions with a focus on invasive species. Past research includes studying the presence of environmental and opportunistic fungi in beach sand along a human use continuum, analysis of biogeographical patterns and functions of bacteria associated with the invasive lionfish, and recruitment of microbes out of soil by plants, specifically the successful common dandelion.
- Stevens, J.L., J.B. Olson. In press. Bacterial communities associated with lionfish in their native and invaded ranges. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
- Stevens, J.L., J.B. Olson. 2013. Invasive lionfish harbor a different external bacterial community than native Bahamian fishes. Coral Reefs. 32: 1113-1121.
- Stevens, J.L., R.L. Jackson, J.B. Olson. 2013. Slowing PCR ramp speed reduces chimera formation in mixed community sample. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 93: 203-205.
- Stevens, J.L., G.E. Evans, K.M. Aguirre. 2012. Human beach use affects abundance and identity of fungi present in sand. Journal of Coastal Research. 28(4): 787-792.