CBIOMES Research

We seek to understand the organization of microbial communities and their role in mediating the global cycles of elements through the surface ocean.

Mathematical models and computer simulations allow us to encode an understanding of how the system works in a way which can make testable, quantitative predictions. CBIOMES researchers are collaborating to develop a hierarchy of models describing how the interactions of marine microbes with their environment and each other shapes their relative fitness; and how these interactions cumulatively shape the biogeography of the ocean and elemental cycles at the basin scale. In order to test and constrain these models we are compiling diverse, but relevant data, and developing tools with which to explore them. We are developing quantitative metrics and methods to bring together data and models.

Follow the links below to explore current projects and the people working on them:

Developing New Computational Modeling Frameworks

Collecting and Compiling Relevant Datasets

Bringing Together Models with Data