Developing a New Trait-based Understanding of Microbial Communities Based on Metabolic and Elemental and Macromolecular Constraints
Dalhousie University, Canada
We are conducting a suite of laboratory experiments to quantify the relationship between growth rate and the macromolecular and elemental composition of key phytoplankton taxa across a range of cell sizes and taxonomic groups to facilitate the development, parameterization and testing of a new trait-based marine microbial growth model.
CBIOMES Collaborators in the Finkel Group
News from the Finkel Group
“Housekeeping genes in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana“ Please note access to this page is restricted to CBIOMES associates. (more…)
The Irwin Group uses statistical modeling techniques to understand niches, traits, and interactions within marine microbial communities. A new paper confirms the value of trait-based approaches in investigating the mechanisms...
“Traits influence dinoflagellate C:N:P” Please note access to this page is restricted to CBIOMES associates. (more…)
"Bayesian inference to partition determinants of community dynamics from observational time series" Please note access to this page is restricted to CBIOMES associates. (more…)
Phytoplankton Realized Niches Track Changing Oceanic Conditions at a Long-Term Coastal Station off Sydney Australia
by Helen Hill for CBIOMES CBIOMES researchers in the Dalhousie Group looking at changes in phytoplankton biogeography in response to changing climate find mean phytoplankton niches closely tracked changes in mean...