Dr. Jansson is Chief Biology Scientist for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Directorate, Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the leader of the Microbiomes in Transition Initiative at PNNL. Additionally, she is Co-Principal Investigator of a ‘Science Focus Area’ for the U.S. Department of Energy in Phenotypic Response of the Soil Microbiome to Environmental Perturbations, meaning she studies the impact of climate change on the microbiomes of soil.
Studying adversely affected microbial communities in various ecosystems has led her to work on a number of environmental projects. She is currently studying the impact of climate change on microbial communities in prairie and arctic ecosystems, including a focus on warming permafrost soil microbiomes.
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