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Patricia Holden

Patricia Holden is an Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her B.S. and M.S. degrees are in Civil/Environmental Engineering and her Ph.D. is in Soil Microbiology. Holden is a licensed professional engineer with eight years of public/private experience in systems design and management. Holden's academic research is in bacterial biofilms, the chemistry and physics of extracellular polymeric substances, unsaturated zone microbial ecology, biodegradation, and bacterial communities as indicators of ecosystem health and coastal water quality.

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