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Congratulations to Simons Postdoctoral Fellow B.B. Cael

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

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What you Can Do With a Really Rather Realistic Ocean Model

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

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Phytoplankton & Chips

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