Weston Rountable Lecture Series
Modeling marine microbes: cell physiology to global biogeography
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Hector De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
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.