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Collaborative Research: Defining the biogeochemical drivers of diatom physiological ecology in the North Atlantic

Lead PI: Sonya Dyhrman

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2016 - August 2019
Inactive
Atlantic Ocean ; Palisades, NY ; North Atlantic Ocean ; Narragansett, RI ; Rhode Island ; Woods Hole, MA ; Massachusetts
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project focuses on the application of metatranscriptomics to examine species-specific physiology of diatoms, a group of phytoplankton which contribute significantly to photosynthesis and carbon cycling in the ocean, in the field. The project will provide transformative insights into how ocean geochemistry controls the distribution of diatoms, the metabolic responses of individual diatom species, and how metabolic potential is partitioned between diatom species, thus providing new insights into the structure and function of marine systems.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

RESEARCH TEAM:

Bethany Jenkins, Tatiana Rynearson, Ben Van Mooy

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Univeristy of Rhode Island, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1558506&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

marine systems quantitative metabolic fingerprinting ocean geochemistry phytoplankton bioinformatics photosynthesis

THEMES

Earth fundamentals