A paper published in Science reports that the relative abundance of coccolithophores in the North Atlantic has increased by an order of magnitude since the 1960s as ocean carbon input to the ocean has increased. The results were opposite of what scientists expected. Bigelow Laboratory scientist William Balch co-authored this significant paper.
Dr. José Antonio Fernández Robledo will spend the next year developing molecular tools to better understand dinoflagellates’ function and how they might transform themselves under varying conditions. This work is part of an $8 million initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, involving 100 scientists in 33 institutions.
Senior Research Scientist Dave Emerson contributed to a chapter on the geomicrobiology of iron for Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition. The updated version of this widely read textbook includes the latest advances in geomicrobiology that have accelerated in recent years. Emerson’s contributions involved his work with iron-oxidizing bacteria.