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

CBIOMES User & Working Groups

Multiple self-organizing collaborations exist across and within CBIOMES however, as the collaboration has matured and evolved, larger working groups have coalesced around a number of topics. Other research-focused activities have resulted in the initiation of user groups. Our investigators also enjoy privileged access to Simons CMAP and its team of developers. Explore!

Bayesian Working Group

Provinces Working Group

Julia User Group

Simons CMAP

CBIOMES Research Highlights

CBIOMES contributions to the Annual Reports of the Simons Foundation Life Sciences Division

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