The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent (LOI) is November 5, 2019, 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
Complete details at simonsfoundation.org
Catherine Fiset, Andrew J. Irwin, Zoe V. Finkel (2019), The macromolecular composition of non‐calcified marine macroalgae, Journal of Phycology, doi: 10.1111/jpy.12913
Reporting by Helen Hill for CBIOMES
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 several CBIOMES members to catch up with former colleagues while sharing current directions in marine ecology viewed through a traits lens. Continue reading “Fourth Annual Traits Workshop”
As planning for the Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES) took off in January 2017, one need quickly became apparent: a database with tools that would allow the project’s participants to sift through the mountains of oceanographic data collected from their own work and by other initiatives. Introducing: The Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (CMAP) — an open database that merges CBIOMES data with publicly available datasets from satellites and sensors and, more recently, all the other oceanographic research initiatives supported by the Simons Foundation.
Continue reading “Sea Map”
Understanding how marine microbes interact with one another and their environment requires a synthesis of empirical measurements, laboratory research, statistics, and modeling. To tackle this challenge, in July 2017 the Simons Foundation’s Life Sciences division launched the Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES), a five-year project that unites researchers at nine institutions in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. A key objective is to produce a global-scale map showing how the community of marine microbes changes over space and time. In their recently published annual report, the Division celebrates the power of collaboration in charting and understanding the biogeography of the world’s oceans. Continue reading “Charting Uncharted Territory”
by Helen Hill for CBIOMES
A warm welcome to graduate student Deepa Rao, who joins the MIT-CBIOMES Group this month. Continue reading “CBIOMES Welcomes Deepa Rao”
David Talmy, Stephen J. Beckett, Darcy A.A. Taniguchi, Corina P.D. Brussard, Joshua S. Weitz, and Michael J. Follows (2019), An empirical model of carbon flow through marine viruses and microzooplankton grazers, Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14626 Continue reading “NEW CBIOMES PUBLICATION”
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The Redfield ratio, the atomic ratio of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus (C:N:P) in phytoplankton and deep ocean waters, has often been treated as a constant 106:16:1. A new paper involving several CBIOMES co-authors presents compelling evidence for what causes this ratio to change within phytoplankton. Continue reading “When Phytoplankton Go Hungry”