Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet

The Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) seeks to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the chemicals and microbial processes that underpin ocean ecosystems and other microbiomes that affect our daily life. The Center is working to identify: (1) the chemical currencies of surface ocean carbon flux, (2) the chemical-microbe network in the surface ocean, and (3) network sensitivity and feedbacks on climate.

The Dyhrman group is focused on phytoplankton exometabolite production, the fate of these chemical currencies, and how sensitive this economy is to a changing ocean.  Our research efforts also include capacity building in team science, open data frameworks, expanding ocean science literacy efforts, and broadening the workforce able to tackle multi-disciplinary problems.