We just started working on a few interesting topics on phytoplankton physiology and biogeochemistry.
Effect of CO2 and variable light on growth, photochemistry, toxin and TEP production of a HAB forming Diatom. This project is in collaboration with Kate Hubbard and Maya Robert from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. This research is part of Honors student Yuliya D.’s thesis.
We also started growing our new lab-rat (Thalassiosira weissflogii) under a range of different lights. This project is co-sponsored by Kyocera LED systems – Thanks Adam for providing us with the light. Our 1st year undergraduate student Taylor M. is working on this project.
We continue on working with the red tide organism Karenia brevis and how CO2 affects carbon acquisition, photophysiology and toxin production. This I=s an ongoing effort by our Graduate student Tristyn B.
Side projects are isotopic fractionation processes of C and N under different isotopic compositions and establishing new methods to support our science.