Andrei L. Barkovskii
Professor of Microbiology
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences,
Georgia College and State University
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.
- 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
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.