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Andrei L. Barkovskii

Professor of Microbiology
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences,
Georgia College and State University


Expertise:
Environmental microbiology; microbial community structure; source and fate of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in watersheds; microbiology of clays

Issues of Interest:
Estuaries, marshes, watersheds, non-point pollution.

Current Projects and Activities:

  • Contribution of run-offs from anthropogenically disturbed and non-disturbed watersheds to contamination of estuaries with harmful bacteria and genes, SINEER NOAA grant # NA11NOS4200117
  • Dynamics of sulfate and nitrate reducing microorganisms and their impact on sulfate/nitrate balance in anaerobic kaolin slurries, IMERYS

Previous Projects:


Location:
Sapelo Island NERR, Oakdale Creek watershed, Doboy Sound, saltmarshes, kaolin mines

Recent Publications :

  • Barkovskii, A.L., Thomas, M., Hurley, D., Teems, C. 2012. Environmental Factors Responsible for The Incidence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Pristine Crassostrea virginica Oyster Reefs.  Mar. Pollut. Bull., 64, 2692-2698.
  • Barkovskii, A.L., Manoylov, K.M., Bridges, C. 2012. Positive and Negative Selection towards Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Manure Lagoons.  J. Appl. Microbiol, 112, 907-919.
  • Barkovskii, A.L., Bridges, C. 2012. Persistence and Profiles of Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Swine Farms and Impact of Operational Practices on Their Occurrence in Farms’ Vicinity. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 223, 49-62.

Homepage:
http://hercules.gcsu.edu/~abarkovs/

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