New publication in Environmental Microbiology!

Dec. 19, 2021

Our new publication led by former graduate student Erika Neave was recently published in Environmental Microbiology.  This publication is the first highlighting my groups research in the Galápagos Archipelago where we participated on annual research cruises that spanned the 2015/16 El Niño event.  In this study, we found that the composition of the marine protist community was significantly influenced by deep water masses. This suggests that the ocean currents are a major source of plankton seed populations to the surface waters in the Galápagos and thus substantially influences plankton composition when these currents change as a result of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events.

Protistan plankton communities in the Galápagos Archipelago respond to changes in deep water masses resulting from the 2015/16 El Niño