How do diatom species respond to changes in biogeochemistry across marine provinces? Ongoing work in the North Atlantic seeks to shed light on this question by using quantitative metabolic fingerprinting (QMF) to follow shifts in diatom community composition and metabolism across three oceanic provinces (coast, Gulf Stream, open ocean). These locations differ dramatically in many factors, including nutrient profiles, predicted patterns of nutrient limitation as well as diatom species composition and abundance.
The Dyhrman Microbial Oceanography Group supports a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace. This group is dedicated to providing engaging and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and visiting scientists regardless of one's gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). If you are interested in joining this group, please email Dr. Sonya Dyhrman.