Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Molecules, Microbes, and the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia in Athens,

Microbially-derived metabolites dissolved in seawater are rapidly cycled through the sunlit ocean. This process involves almost half of the ocean's annual net primary production, and therefore even minor changes in its functioning are quantitatively significant on a global scale. Low standing stocks and residence times of a just few hours make these molecules difficult to study. This talk focuses on the ecological and biogeochemical implications of microbial-metabolite linkages in surface seawater.

For more information, please contact Bronagh Glaser by email at bglaser@caltech.edu or visit Environmental Science and Engineering.