1998 – Ph.D. Marine Chemistry and Biogeochemistry, University of North Carolina
1992 – B.S. Chemistry, Highest Honors and Highest Distinction, University of North Carolina
Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry with an emphasis on anaerobic processes, hydrogen cycling, and bioenergetics. Subsurface and low energy ecosystems. Planetary habitability.
Orphan, VJ and TM Hoehler (2011) Hydrogen for dinner, Nature, 476, 154-155.
Hoehler, TM and F Westall (2010) Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Goal One: Determine if life ever arose on Mars, Astrobiology, 10, 859-867.
Alperin, MJ and TM Hoehler (2010) The ongoing mystery of seafloor methane, Science, 329, 288-289.
Hoehler, TM (2010) Innumerable globes like this one?, Nature Geoscience, 3, 447.
Hoehler, TM, RP Gunsalus, and MJ McInerney (2010) Environmental constraints that limit methanogenesis, in Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, KN Timmis (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 636-654.
Alperin, MJ and TM Hoehler (2009) Anaerobic methane oxidation by archaea/sulfate-reducing bacteria aggregates: 2. Isotopic constraints, American Journal of Science, 309, 869-957.
Alperin, MJ and TM Hoehler (2009) Anaerobic methane oxidation by archaea/sulfate-reducing bacteria aggregates: 1. Thermodynamic and physical constraints, American Journal of Science, 309, 958-984.
Hoehler, TM (2007) An energy balance concept of habitability, Astrobiology, 7, 824-838.
Hoehler, TM (2004), Biological energy requirements as quantitative boundary conditions for life in the subsurface, Geobiology, 2, 205-215.
Hoehler, TM, DB Albert, MJ Alperin, BM Bebout, CS Martens, and DJ Des Marais (2002), Comparative ecology of H2 cycling in phototrophic and sedimentary ecosystems. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 81, 575-585.
Hoehler, TM, BM Bebout, and DJ Des Marais (2001), The role of microbial mats in the production of reduced gases on the early Earth, Nature, 412, 324-327.
Hoehler, TM, MJ Alperin, DB Albert, and CS Martens (2001), Apparent minimum free energy requirements for methanogenic archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria in an anoxic marine sediment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 38(1), 33-41.
Hoehler, TM, MJ Alperin, DB Albert, and CS Martens (1998), Thermodynamic controls on hydrogen concentrations in anoxic sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62, 1745-1756.
Hoehler, TM, MJ Alperin, DB Albert, and CS Martens (1994), Field and laboratory studies of methane oxidation in an anoxic marine sediment: evidence for a methanogen-sulfate reducer consortium, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 8, 451-463.
Mars Science Laboratory Collaborating Research Scientist;
Europa lander science definition team
Awards and Other:
Carl Sagan Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, 2009
NASA Ames Honor Award for Excellence in Research, 2009
Editorial Boards: Astrobiology (2008-present), Geobiology (2006-present), Environmental Microbiology (2006-present), Frontiers in Microbiological Chemistry (2011-present)
Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (National Academy of Sciences), 2007
Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, 2007
Best First Paper Award, Ames Research Center, 2001
NASA Spotlight Award for Education and Public Outreach, 2001