According to CBIOMES researchers, predator interactions chiefly determine where Prochlorococcus thrive – a finding that may help researchers hone predictions for where phytoplankton will migrate with climate change. Continue reading Plankton’s Place
Emily J. Zakem, Martin F. Polz and Michael J. Follows (2020), Redox-informed models of global biogeochemical cycles, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19454-w Continue reading Redox-informed models of global biogeochemical cycles
Emily Zakem, Jonathan Maitland Lauderdale, Reiner Schlitzer, Michael J. Follows (2020), A flux-based threshold for anaerobic activity in the ocean, ESSOar (for Geophysical Research Letters), doi: 10.1002/essoar.10504387.1 Continue reading A flux-based threshold for anaerobic activity in the ocean
Peipei Wu, Emily J Zakem, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Yanxu Zhang (2020), Biomagnification of methylmercury in a marine plankton ecosystem, Environ. Sci. Technol., doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06075 Continue reading Biomagnification of methylmercury in a marine plankton ecosystem
Emily J. Zakem, Amala Mahadevan, Jonathan M. Lauderdale, and Michael J. Follows (2019), Stable aerobic and anaerobic coexistence in anoxic marine zones, The ISME Journal, doi: s41396-019-0523-8
Reporting by Helen Hill for the MIT Darwin Project
The fourth Workshop on Trait-Based Approaches to Ocean Life, held August 18-21, 2019 at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire in the UK was a wonderful opportunity for Darwin Group members to catch up with former colleagues while sharing current directions in marine ecology viewed through a traits lens.
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 Congratulations to Simons Postdoctoral Fellow B.B. Cael
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 Understanding Microbial Competition for Nitrogen
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 Darwin Goes to Ocean Sciences 2018
MIT Darwin Project oceanographers explore Earth’s seas with the Boston community for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival at the MIT Museum. Continue reading Darwin Goes to CSF 2017