Plankton Ecology and Food-Web Interactions

Studying the physical and biological processes affecting growth and distribution of plankton and its role in the wider food web of marine environments.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Barbeau Laboratory: Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemistry
Focuses on the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine systems.
Checkley Lab
Latz Laboratory
A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.
California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB)
Identifying innovative solutions that partner algae research with private industry for commercial success.
Choy Lab
Research in our lab traces the flow of organic matter through marine ecosystems, focusing on the trophic connectivity of species and assemblages in deep pelagic waters.

Recent Publications

Carvalho, F.; Fitzsimmons, J. N.; Couto, N.; Waite, N.; Gorbunov, M.; Kohut, J.; Oliver, M. J.; Sherrell, R. M.; Schofield, O.
Krause, J. W.; Brzezinski, M. A.; Largier, J. L.; McNair, H. M.; Maniscalco, M.; Bidle, K. D.; Allen, A. E.; Thamatrakoln, K.