Dr. Matthew D. Kane
Program Director
Division of Environmental Biology
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230 USA
Telephone: (703) 292-7186
Fax: (703) 292-9064
Email: mkane@nsf.gov
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=mkane&org=NSF&from_org

NSF Programs and Activities Managed or Co-managed (1999-present):
Ecosystem Science
Dimensions of Biodiversity
Emerging Trends in Biogeochemical Cycles (ETBC)
Microbial Systems in the Biosphere (MSB)
Microbial Observatories and Microbial Interactions and Processes (MO/MIP)
Microbial Genome Sequencing Program (MGSP)
Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE)
Environmental Genomics (EN-GEN)
Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL)
International Polar Year (IPY)
Biocomplexity: Genome-Enabled Environmental Sciences & Engineering (BE:GEN-EN)
Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Surveys & Inventories
Evolutionary Biology Synthesis Center Special Competition
Microbial Genetics/Prokaryotic Biology
Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn)

Recent Publications:
Kane. M. D. and U. Mueller. 2001. Insights from insect-microbe symbioses. In: J.T. Staley and A.-L. Reysenbach (eds.) Biodiversity of Microbial Life: Foundation of Earth’s Biosphere; John Wiley & Sons, pp.289-313.
Donovan, S. E., K. J. Purdy, M. D. Kane, T. M. Embley, and P. Eggleton. 2004. Comparison of the euryarchaeal microbial community in guts and food-soil of the soil-feeding termite Cubitermes fungifaber across different soil types. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 3884-3892.
Kane, M.D. 2004. Microbial observatories: exploring and discovering microbial diversity in the 21st century. Microb. Ecol. 48: 447-448.
Floyd, M. M., J. Tang, M. Kane and D. Emerson. 2005. Captured diversity in a culture collection: case study of the geographic and habitat distributions of environmental isolates held at the American Type Culture Collection. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71 : 2813-2823.
Hughes Martiny, J.B., B.J.M. Bohannan, J.H. Brown, R.K. Colwell, J. Fuhrman, J. Green, M. C. Horner-Devine, M. Kane, J.A. Krumings, C.R. Kuske, P. Morin, S. Naeem, L. Ovreas, A.-L. Reysenbach, V. Smith and J. Staley. 2006. Microbial biogeography: putting microorganisms on the map. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 4:102-112.
Field, D. et al (including 53 other authors). Minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification. 2008. Nature Biotechnol. 26: 541-47.
Taylor, C. F., D. et al (including 53 other authors). 2008. Promoting coherent minimum reporting guidelines for biological and biomedical investigations: the MBBI project. Nature Biotechnol. 26: 1-8.