Weston Rountable Lecture Series

Modeling marine microbes: cell physiology to global biogeography

Thursday, February 28, 2013
4:15 p.m.
Hector De Luca Forum, Discovery Building
Mick Follows, senior research scientist, MIT. Communities of marine micro-organisms modulate global cycles of carbon and sulfur, and form a critical part of the food web that regulates marine resources. How are marine microbial communities organized in space and time? How do they respond to environmental changes? We will illustrate how "self-organizing," trait-based ecological models can simulate and help interpret the functional biogeography of marine microbes.