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Collaborative Research: Ecology and Evolution of Microbial Interactions in a Changing Ocean

Lead PI: Sonya Dyhrman

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

March 2019 - February 2023
Active
Global ; Palisades, NY ; Fairbanks, AK ; Birmingham, AL
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project is using laboratory evolution experiments to discover how evolution shapes the interactions between bacteria and algae like Prochlorococcus, and how these co-evolutionary dynamics might influence the biogeochemical processes that shape Earth's climate.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

RESEARCH TEAM:

Gwenn Hennon, Jeff Morris

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alabama Birmingham

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1851101

KEYWORDS

ecosystems health and monitoring ocean acidification evolution adaptive mutations biogeochemical cycles phytoplankton carbon dioxide

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate