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Dr. Brittany Kruger
Assistant Research Scientist, Biogeochemistry

Keywords

Isotope Geochemistry, Astrobiology, Carbon Cycling, Ecosystem Science, Water Resources, Limnolgy

 

Publications
2020
Kruger, B. R., Spoon, J. (2020). Tribal Revegetation Project FY2019 Annual Report: 92-Acre Area, Area 5 Radioactive Waste Managment Completes, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, DOE/NV/0003590-48
Miller, J. J., Etyemezian, V. R., Adams, K. D., Berli, M., Kruger, B. R., Stillman, S., Cablk, M. E., Heintz, K. M., Nikolich, G., Moser, D. P. (2020). Lakebed Health and Feasibility of Use Study, including Inundation Frequency Analysis of Rogers and Rosamond Dry Lakes, Edwards Air Force Base, California, Paginated by section, DRI Publication #41279
2019
Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Becraft, E. D., Jarett, J. K., Stepanauskas, R., Woyke, T., Moser, D. P. (2019). Four Draft Single-Cell Genome Sequences of Novel, Nearly Identical Kiritimatiellaeota Strains Isolated from the Continental Deep Subsurface, Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8 (11), Article No. e01249-18, 10.1128/MRA.01249-18
Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Becraft, E. D., Jarett, J. K., Stepanauskas, R., Woyke, T., Moser, D. P. (2019). Four draft single-cell genomes of novel, nearly identical Kiritimatiellaeota from the continental deep subsurface, Microbiol. Res. Announc., 8 (11), Article No. e01249-18. 10.1128/MRA.01249-18
Osburn, M. R., Kruger, B. R., Masterson, A., Casar, C., Amend, J. (2019). Establishment of the Deep Mine Microbial Observatory (DeMMO), South Dakota, USA, a geochemically stable portal into the deep subsurface., Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, 196
2018
Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Moser, D. P. (2018). A comparative study of prokaryotic diversity and physicochemical characteristics of Devils Hole and the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, a constructed analog, PLoS One, 13 (3), e0194404
Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Hristova, L. T., Edwards, S. C., Wedding, J. R., Snow, M., Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P. (2018). Ancient human mitochondrial DNA and radiocarbon analysis of archived quids from the Mule Spring Rockshelter, Nevada, USA,, PLoS One, 13 (3), Article ID: e0194223
Moser, D. P., Kruger, B. R., Thomas, N. J., Sackett, J. D. (2018). Analog study to constrain potential microbial degradation of diesel range organics from Amchitka site drilling mud pits, 41 pp., Desert Research Institute: Las Vegas, NV, For U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management. Under Cooperative Agreement DE-LM0000432. DRI Publication No. 41237.
2017
Katsev, S., Verburg, P., Lliros, M., Minor, E. C., Kruger, B. R. (2017). Tropical Meromictic Lakes: Specifics of Meromixis and Case Studies in Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Matano, In Ecology of Meromictic Lakes, 277-325, Springer
2015
Kruger, B. R., Werne, J. P., Branstrator, D. K., Hrabik, T. R., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Minor, E. C. (2015). Organic matter transfer in Lake Superior’s food web: Insights from bulk and molecular stable isotope and radiocarbon analyses, Limnology and Oceanography, 61 (1), 149-164
2011
Kruger, B. R., Dalzell, B. J., Minor, E. C. (2011). Effect of organic matter source and salinity on dissolved organic matter isolation via ultrafiltration and solid phase extraction, Aquatic Sciences, 73, 405-417
Conference Proceedings
2019
Kruger, B. R., Sackett, J. D., Moser, D. P., Blank, J. (2019). Constraining the age of microbial organic carbon within lave tube caves to inform life detection targets, Astrobiology Science Conference – Abscicon 2019: Seattle, WA, June 25, 2019, Presented.
2018
Moser, D. P., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Huerta, D. C. (2018). Thinking big by looking small: The Death Valley Regional Flow System as a regional-scale deep biosphere observatory, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2, 2018-May 4, 2018, Oral presentation.
Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Moser, D. P. (2018). A comparative study of prokaryotic diversity and physicochemical characteristics of Devils Hole and the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, a constructed analog, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2, 2018-May 4, 2018
Moser, D. P., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D. (2018). Deep biosphere windows into the Death Valley Regional Flow System, 57th Meeting of the Arizona/Nevada Branch, American Society for Microbiology: Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 2018, Oral presentation.
Moser, D. P., Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D. (2018). Comparative study of microbial biogeochemistry of Devils Hole and Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, Lee Simons: Advocate for Desert Fishes Symposium. 50th Annual Meeting, Desert Fishes Council: Furnace Creek, CA, November 14, 2018, Oral presentation.
Becraft, E. D., Lau, M. C., El-Kebir, M., Brown, J. M., Kruger, B. R., Sackett, J. D., Moser, D. P., Ravin, N., Onstott, T., Stepanauskas, R. (2018). Bacterial relics from the Pangaea Super-continent?, 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME): Leipzig, Germany, August 12, 2018
Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Becraft, E. D., Stepanauskas, R., Moser, D. P. (2018). Kiritimatiellaeota in the deep biosphere: Insights from single-cell genomics, 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME): Leipzig, Germany, August 12, 2018
Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P., Northup, D. E., Osburn, M. R., Hathaway, J. J., Spilde, M., Blank, J., Papp, K. (2018). An assessment of microbial mat and microbially influenced mineral age, carbon bigeochemistry, lipid profiles, and eukaryotic and prokaryotic community structure in lava caves to inform life detection targets, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Washington, DC, December 14, 2018
2017
Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P., Hershey, R. L. (2017). Constraining the age of water in Southern Nevada aquifers: Investigating microbial controls on radiocarbon signatures of dissolved organic carbon.: Beatty, NV
Moser, D. P., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R. (2017). The Death Valley Regional Flow System: a fault-controlled oasis for deep life beneath the Mojave Desert: DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA
Sackett, J. D., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Kruger, B. R., Mullin, S., Wanger, G., Orphan, V., Moser, D. P. (2017). Planktonic vs. attached deep subsurface microbial communities of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, with special reference to microbial dark matter lineages: Beatty, NV
Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., , H., Moser, D. P. (2017). Comparative analysis of the microbiology and aqueous geochemistry of Devils Hole and the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility.: Beatty, NV
Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P., Hershey, R. L. (2017). Constraining the age of water in Southern Nevada aquifers: Investigating microbial controls on radiocarbon signatures of dissolved organic carbon, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2017.
Moser, D. P., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., Sackett, J. D. (2017). Deep biosphere Windows of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2017, Presented.
Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Moser, D. P. (2017). Comparative analysis of the microbiology and aqueous geochemistry of Devils Hole and the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2017, Presented.
Sackett, J. D., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Kruger, B. R., Mullin, S. W., Wanger, G. P., Orphan, V. J., Moser, D. P. (2017). Planktonic vs. attached deep subsurface microbial communities of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, with special reference to microbial dark matter lineages, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2017.
Moser, D. P., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R. (2017). The Death Valley Regional Flow System: A fault-controlled oasis for deep life beneath the Mojave Desert, NeLLi 2017: New Lineages of Life to New Functions. DOE Joint Genome Institute: Walnut Creek, CA, April 2017, Presented.
2016
Moser, D. P., Willever, K. L., Fisher, J. C., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Bruckner, J., Hershey, R. L., Fritsen, C. H., Memmott, J. C., Bloomquist, D. (2016). Linkages between limnology, biogeochemistry, and microbial communities of a threatened terminal lake ecosystem: Walker Lake, Nevada, USA, Terminus Lakes Workshop. University of Nevada Reno: Reno, NV, August 2016.
Kruger, B. R., Werne, J. P., Branstator, D. K., Hrabik, T. R., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Hershey, R. L., Moser, D. P., Minor, E. C. (2016). Applying natural abundance radiocarbon analysis to understand ecosystem dynamics in surface and groundwater: Insights and precautions, American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Annual Meeting: Salt Lake City, UT, April 2016, Presented.
Sackett, J. D., Huerta, D. C., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P. (2016). Microbiological diversity of Devils Hole and the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, a manmade analog, Nevada-NASA 2016 Statewide Meeting for NASA EPSCoR/NASA Space Grant: Reno, NV, April 2016.
Huerta, D. C., Sackett, J. D., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P. (2016). Comparative microbial analysis of an endangered fish habitat, Devils Hole, and a manmade replica, ASM Microbe 2016: Boston, MA, June 2016.
2015
Moser, D. P., Amend, J., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Kruger, B. R., Momper, L., Mullin, S., Orphan, V., Sackett, J. D., Wanger, G. (2015). Fault-controlled deep ecosystems of the Death Valley Extensional Zone, AbSciCon: Chicago, IL, June 18, 2015, Presented.
Wanger, G., Mullin, S., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Sackett, J. D., Momper, L., Moser, D. P., Orphan, V., Bhartia, R., Amend, J. (2015). Microscopic and spectroscopic analysis of microbes colonizing mineral coupons incubated at ~750 m depth within a fractured rock aquifer near Death Valley, CA, USA, AbSciCon: Chicago, IL, June 18, 2015, Presented.
Sackett, J. D., Eisen, J., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Hedlund, B. P., Kruger, B. R., Onstott, T. C., Stepanauskas, R., Woyke, T., Moser, D. P. (2015). Microbial dark matter hotspots and their role in deciphering the deep genealogy of life, SURF Science Meeting, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: Rapid City, SD, May 15, 2015
Moser, D. P., Amend, J., Bhartia, R., Eisen, J., El-Naggar, M., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Huerta, D. C., Jangir, Y., Kruger, B. R., Momper, L., Onstott, T. C., Sackett, J. D., Stepanauskas, R., Waddle, A., Wanger, G., Woyke, T. (2015). The Natural and Manmade Windows into the Deep Biosphere from around the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Devils Hole Workshop: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, NV, May 7, 2015, Presented.
Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Fisher, J., Bruckner, J., Reihle, J. L., Edmiston, P., Wheatley, A. E., Jacovides, C., Eisen, J., Onstott, T. C., Hedlund, B. P., Woyke, T., Stepanauskas, R., Moser, D. P. (2015). Searching for microbial dark matter in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Devils Hole Workshop: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, NV, May 7, 2015, Presented.
Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Stewart, L. E., Sackett, J. D., Kruger, B. R., Wanger, G., Fisher, J., Moser, D. P. (2015). Thermophilic microbial populations of the Lower Carbonate Aquifer of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, May 7, 2015, Presented.
Kruger, B. R., Moser, D. P., Hershey, R. L. (2015). Constraining the age of water in Southern Nevada aquifers: Investigating microbial controls on radiocarbon signatures of dissolved organic carbon, Devils Hole Workshop: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, NV, May 7, 2015
2014
Moser, D. P., Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Zhang, G., Fisher, J., Kruger, B. R., Thomas, J., Wheatley, A. E., Stewart, L., Onstott, T. C. (2014). Natural and manmade windows into deep microbial communities of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, USA, Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology: Pacific Grove, CA, October 7, 2014, Presented.