Phytoplankton ecology and physiology, bacteria-phytoplankton interactions, developing and improving methods for investigating marine phytoplankton from the cellular to global scale.
My research interests range from cellular to global scale processes related to phytoplankton ecology. I employ innovative methods and state of the art imaging and instrumentation to investigate the interactions of phytoplankton with their environment and other organisms (e.g. cell-cell interactions between phytoplankton and bacteria including the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae). Recent work resulted in the first direct field measurements of phytoplankton carbon. These measurements are being applied to evaluate bio-optical relationships with phytoplankton biomass, investigate phytoplankton photophysiology, and estimate trophic interactions and carbon cycle dynamics in the surface mixed layer of the marine environment.
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College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
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