Data and Tools to Define the Biogeography
of Marine Microbes

Investigator: Ginger Armbrust, UW

Trait-based theory models are used to simulate and interpret marine microbial communities and their role in biogeochemical cycles. However, it is difficult to quantitatively test these models, because of the limited and disparate observations available. Work in my group seeks to create a data repository — Ocean Atlas — to easily retrieve data relevant to the biogeography of phytoplankton in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean and be readily usable with machine learning tools. This work builds on our ongoing efforts in my lab to integrate and interrogate datasets in near real-time while at sea. The Ocean Atlas and toolkits will be used to better understand how the biogeography of the structure of phytoplankton community varies in space and time and how realized niches relate to key traits such as growth rates and mortality rates.

CBIOMES Collaborators in the Armbrust Lab

News from the Armbrust Group

The Armbrust Group Goes to Annual Meeting

The UW-CBIOMES group is developing data and tools to help define the biogeography of marine microbes. In this video, Ginger Armbrust presents an overview of their progress to understand the molecular...

March 2020 CBIOMES e-meeting – Kristof Glauninger (UW)

"A Bayesian Approach to the Size-structured Matrix Population Model" Please note access to this page is restricted to CBIOMES associates. (more…)

CBIOMES Welcomes Stephen Blaskowski

by Helen Hill for CBIOMES A warm welcome to doctoral student Stephen Blaskowski who joins Ginger Armbrust’s UW CBIOMES Group this month. (more…)

CBIOMES at CMStatistics2019

In December, several from CBIOMES traveled to London, England, to present their work at CMStatistics2019, a conference organized by the European Research Consortium for Informatics (ERCIM) Working Group on Computational...

CBIOMES Goes to Ocean Sciences 2020

Look out for members of the CBIOMES team, sharing their work at this year’s Ocean Sciences conference taking place February 16-21 in San Diego, California. (more…)

In the Flow

Reporting by Helen Hill for CBIOMES Senior Research Scientist Francois Ribalet and his team use underway flow cytometry to collect information about the abundance and size of small phytoplankton in...

Fall 2019 SCOPE Gradients Workshop

Twelve from CBIOMES attended the 2019 Gradients Workshop held at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle WA October 15 through 17. Please note access to this page is restricted to CBIOMES...

Sea Map

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...

CBIOMES welcomes Michael Denholtz

by Helen Hill for CBIOMES A warm welcome to incoming Web Computing Specialist Michael Denholtz, who recently joined the UW-CBIOMES Group. (more…)

CBIOMES Welcomes Raphael Hagen

by Helen Hill for CBIOMES A warm welcome to incoming researcher Raphael Hagen, a consultant in the UW CBIOMES Group. (more…)

Past Annual Reporting

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