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Holly Bik

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of California Riverside Department of Nematology
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Research interests

bioinformaticsdata visualizationcomputational biologymetagenomicsGulf of Mexicooil spillsmarine sedimentsdeep-sea biologyecologyevolutionbiodiversityphylogenomicsmicrobial eukaryotesnematodes18S rRNAenvironmental sequencing


My work utilizes high-throughput sequencing approaches to explore broad patterns in microbial eukaryote assemblages (biodiversity and biogeography, functional roles for microbial taxa, and the relationship between species and environmental parameters), with a focus on free-living nematodes in marine sediments

Co-authors (206)



Subject Editor

2015 - Present

Molecular Ecology/ Molecular Ecology Resources

Subject Editor

2014 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Environmental DNA metabarcoding: Transforming how we survey animal and plant communities

    • Deiner K
    • Bik H
    • Mächler E
    • et al.
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  • Let’s rise up to unite taxonomy and technology

    • Bik H
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  • Coexisting cryptic species of the Litoditis marina complex (Nematoda) show differential resource use and have distinct microbiomes with high intraspecific variability

    • Derycke S
    • De Meester N
    • Rigaux A
    • et al.
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  • Microbial community patterns associated with automated teller machine keypads in New York City

    • Bik H
    • Maritz J
    • Luong A
    • et al.
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  • The ecologist's field guide to sequence-based identification of biodiversity

    • Creer S
    • Deiner K
    • Frey S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of California Riverside Department of Nematology

August 2016 - Present

Project Scientist

New York University

October 2015 - July 2016(9 months)

Birmingham Fellow

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

September 2014 - September 2015(a year)

Postdoctoral Associate

Eisen Lab, University of California Davis

December 2011 - August 2014(3 years)

Postdoctoral Associate

Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire

March 2010 - December 2011(2 years)

Education history

PhD Molecular/Marine Biology

University of Southampton (in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, London)

September 2006 - January 2010(3 years)

BSc Biological Sciences

King's College London (University of London)

September 2002 - June 2005(3 years)