Emily Zakem

Postdoc | University of Southern California | emilyzakem@gmail.com


I am a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbial Ecology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I completed a Ph.D. in Climate Physics and Chemistry in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. I use theory and mathematical models to improve our understanding of the connections between microbial ecosystems, global biogeochemistry, and the climate system.

Selected Publications:

Zakem, E. J., B. B. Cael, and N. M. Levine. A unified theory for organic matter accumulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2021) doi:10.1073/pnas.2016896118

Zakem, E. J. and N. M. Levine. Systematic variation in marine dissolved organic matter stoichiometry and remineralization ratios as a function of lability. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33 (11): 1389-1407 (2019) doi:10.1029/2019GB006375

Research Interests

ecology, microecology, biogeochemistry, climate

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Emily Zakem