Zoe Finkel, PhD

Zoe Finkel

Zoe Finkel is a Canada Research Chair in Marine Microbial Macroecology and co-director of the Marine Macroecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Dalhousie University, Canada. Finkel received a PhD in oceanography from Rutgers University and did postdoctoral work in the Department of Biology at Queen’s University.

Finkel’s research focuses on how climate change interacts with physiological, ecological and evolutionary processes to influence phytoplankton communities and global biogeochemical cycles over a variety of timescales. Her work includes experimentation with phytoplankton cultures, statistical analyses of phytoplankton time series data, micro-paleontological analysis of phytoplankton fossils, and physiological and ecological modeling.

Finkel has received the US EPA STAR fellowship, NSERC postdoctoral fellowship, NSERC University Faculty Award, and NSERC Discovery Accelerator award. Finkel is a fellow of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

Project: Developing a new trait-based understanding of microbial communities based on metabolic and elemental and macromolecular constraints

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