Hyatt Green | Environmental and Forest Biology | SUNY-ESF
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Hyatt Green

Hyatt GreenAssistant Professor

201 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4814/470-6743


Research Interests

  • Molecular microbial ecology
  • Water quality and microbial source-tracking
  • Host microbiomes
  • Microbial dark matter
  • eDNA and molecular ecology
  • Micobial transformation of mercury


Ph.D Microbiology, Oregon State University (2011)

B.S. Science Education-Biology, University of Georgia (2005)


Courses Taught

  • EFB 303: Environmental Microbiology (+Lab)
  • EFB 505: Microbial Ecology
  • EFB 796: R and Reproducible Research


  • Green, Hyatt C et al. (2015). Identification of specialists and abundance-occupancy relationships among intestinal bacteria of Aves, Mammalia, and Actinopterygii. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82.5, pp. 1496-1503.


  • Fisher, Jenny C et al. (2015). Comparison of sewage and animal fecal microbiomes using oligotyping reveals potential human fecal indicators in multiple taxonomic groups. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81.20, pp. 7023-33.


  • Green, Hyatt C et al. (2014). Development of Rapid Canine Fecal Source Identification PCR-Based Assays. Environmental Science & Technology 48.19, pp. 11453–11461. 


  • Green, Hyatt C et al. (2014). Improved HF183 Quantitative Real-time PCR Assay for Characterization of Human Fecal Pollution in Ambient Surface Water Samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80.10, pp. 3086–3094. 


  • Wang, Dan et al. (2013). New Performance Metrics for Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Microbial Source Tracking Methods. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 1.1, pp. 20–25. 


  • Wang, Dan et al. (2013). Enterococcus and Escherichia coli Fecal Source Apportionment with Microbial Source Tracking Genetic Markers–Is it Feasible? Water Research 47, pp. 6849–6861. 


  • Green, Hyatt C and Katharine G Field (2012). Sensitive Detection of Sample Interference in Environmental qPCR. Water Research 46.10, pp. 3251–3260. 


  • Green, Hyatt C et al. (2012). Genetic Markers for Rapid PCR-based Identification of Gull, Canada Goose, Duck, and Chicken Fecal Contamination in Water. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78.2, pp. 503– 510. 


  • Green, Hyatt C et al. (2011). Differential Decay of Human Faecal Bacteroides in Marine and Freshwater. Environmental Microbiology 13.12, pp. 3235–3249. 


  • Book Chapters

    Shanks, Orin C, Hyatt C Green, Asja Korajkic, and Katharine G Field (2015). Manual of Environ- mental Microbiology. Ed. by Marylynn V Yates, Cindy H Nakatsu, Robert V Miller, and Suresh D Pillai. 4th Edition. ASM Press. Chap. 3.4.3.

    Kinzelman, Julie, Katharine G Field, Hyatt C Green, Valerie J Harwood, and Calum McPhail (2012). Indicators, Sanitary Surveys and Source Attribution Techniques. Ed. by Al Dufour, Jamie Bartram, Robert Bos, and Victor Gannon. IWA Publishing. Chap. 9.