A warm welcome to incoming postdoc Dr Zhen Wu who joins the MIT Darwin Project as part of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE.)
Prestigious fellowship provides funding to pursue research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology.
by Helen Hill | MIT Darwin Project
It was recently announced that B.B. Cael, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program working with Prof Mick Follows in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded one of nine 2018 Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology. Continue reading
A warm welcome to incoming postdoc Dr Greg Britten who joins the MIT Darwin Project as part of the Simons Foundation Collaboration on Computational Modeling of the Biogeochemistry of Marine Ecosystems.
Omta, A. W., Ferrari, R., & McGee, D. (2018), An analytical framework for the steady state impact of carbonate compensation on atmospheric CO2, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 720–735, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005809 Continue reading
The Darwin Project’s Emily Zakem, Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Mick Follows show that physiological constraints and resource competition between phytoplankton and nitrifying microorganisms in the sunlit layer can yield this ocean trait. Continue reading
Ryan Woosley is a a marine physical chemist, focusing on the marine carbon cycle. A particular interest is in quantifying where and how much anthropogenic carbon is being taken up and stored in the ocean. He is also interested in improving the accuracy and precision of inorganic carbon measurements, specifically pH and total alkalinity. Continue reading
Look out for the Darwin team, sharing their work at this year’s Ocean Sciences conference taking place February 11-16 in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading
Helen Hill | Darwin Project
It’s been a decade since the inception of the MIT Darwin Project, an alliance between physical oceanographers, biogeochemists and marine microbiologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal of Darwin remains to couple state of the art physical models of global ocean circulation with biogeochemistry and genome-informed models of microbial processes to understand the interplay between different elements of the marine ecosystem leading to observed balances between physiology and the marine environment. Continue reading
Helen Hill | Darwin Project
Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric CO2 and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breath yet there is much about them scientists still don’t understand. Now, an award from the Simons Foundation will give researchers from the Darwin Project access to bigger, better computing resources to model these communities and probe how they work. Continue reading