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Microbial Oceanography: Community Heterogeneity Fuelled by Environmental Variability

Project Member(s): Seymour, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2007

Summary: Planktonic microbes represent the base of the marine food chain, control the function and health of the ocean and influence global climate control. However, our understanding of the factors which control microbial community composition and productivity in the ocean is underdeveloped, particularly within Australian habitats.

Publications:

Seymour, JR, Simo, R, Ahmed, T & Stocker, R 2010, 'Chemoattraction to Dimethylsulfoniopropionate in the marine microbial food web', Science, vol. 329, no. 5989, pp. 342-345.
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FOR Codes: Microbial Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related), Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity, Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments