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geomicrobiology, mine tailings, biogenic minerals, biosignatures, sulfate-reducing bacteria, iron-reducing bacteria
Dr. Fortin is interested in geomicrobiology, more specifically with the interactions between minerals/metals and bacteria in natural environments. Her research ranges from understanding the formation of biogenic minerals on bacteria and viruses, to the role of microorganisms in Biogeochemical metal cycling in extreme environments, including deep-sea vents and mine tailings.
- Fortin, D., Langley, R.S., Glasauer, S. Biominerals. Recorders of the past?. Biomineralization. From Nature to Application, Vol. 4 of Metal Ions in Life Sciences, (A. Sigel, H. Sigel, R.K.O. Sigel (Eds)), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK, pp. 377-411, 2008
- Praharaj, T., Fortin, D. Seasonal variations of microbial sulfate and iron reduction in alkaline sulfide-rich mine tailings. Applied Geochem. 23, 3728-3740, 2008
- Winch, S., Heath, H., Kostka, J.E., Fortin, D., Lean, D.R.S. Identification of sulfate-reducing bacteria in methylmercury contaminated mine tailings by analysis of SSU ribosomal RNA genes. FEMS Microb. Ecology 68, 94-107, 2009
- Langley, S., Gault, A.D., Ibrahim, A., Takahashi, Y., Renaud, R., Fortin, D., Clark, I.D., Ferris, F.G. Sorption of strontium onto bacteriogenic iron oxides. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 1008-1014, 2009
- Lacelle, D., Pellerin, A., Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Fortin, D. Geochemical and isotopic fingerprints of evapo-transpiration in endostromatolites, Haughton Impact Crater, Devon Island, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 281, 202-214, 2009