News

Welcome to our two new post docs

Welcome to Zulema Gomez and Alyse Larkin who join the lab as post doctoral researchers.

Adam

Multiple postdoc and graduate student positions open at UC Irvine: Microbes in a Changing Environment

Up to 3 full-time postdoctoral and 3 full-time graduate student positions are available at UC Irvine. Successful candidates will integrate –omics approaches with models and experiments to analyze microbial traits, communities, and carbon cycling under drought conditions.

Special Research Topic in Ecological Stoichiometry

Together with Bob Sterner, Jim Cotner, Jim Elser, and Dedmer van de Waal, I am editing a special issue/research topic in Frontiers. The topic is: "Progress in Ecological Stoichiometry". I encourage everyone to submit abstracts to this research topic (deadline 8/31). Our lab has submitted two so far.

Adam

Visit by Pedro Flombaum

Pedro from U. Buenos Aires is visiting us for three weeks to collaborate on a new study describing the global distribution of picophytoplankton

Study led by Johann and Nathan published in Plankton Research

Please check out the nice study by Johann Lopez (ex-undergraduate student and graduate student in ESS) and Nathan Garcia published in J. Plankton Research. They beautifully show how the elemental content and ratios vary between day and night. They subsequently collaborated with David Talmy at MIT and together they built a great model showing how Synechococcus purge carbon at the end of the dark cycle - presumably to stay small.

Great work...Adam

New study from our lab featured on NPR

With so much attention on California’s drought and the incoming El Niño, the anomalies in California’s warmer ocean temperatures may simply seem like something to enjoy. Surfers and swimmers rejoice as they jump in with a wetsuit-free splash. Reminiscent of tropical beaches, Southern California’s ocean temperatures have been unusually tepid.

SImon Levin recieves National Medal of Science

Please join me in congratulating Simon for this incredible honor - Adam

http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137247&org=NSF&from=news

 

New review paper in Science offers model to predict how microbiomes may respond to change

The study delves into microbial evolutionary processes and explores previous research showing that microbial traits – particularly with bacteria – vary predictably in how they have evolved across the “tree of life.” For example, some traits, such as photosynthesis, evolved a long time ago and are shared by large groups of genetically related bacteria. Other traits, such as sensitivity to a particular virus, have evolved many times in many small groups.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261/aac9323.full.pdf

Enjoy,

Adam

Congratulations to Jessica

Jessica Oquist has been chosen to receive the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research for her project on nitrate reductases genes among Prochlorococcus.

Congratulations Jessica!

Celine

Cathy Garcia was awarded a NASA fellowship

Please join me in congratulating Cathy for receiving a NASA graduate fellowship for her project:

"Global Distributional Patterns of Phytoplankton Communities and Their Elemental Stoichiometry Using MODIS Satellite Data"

Great job...

Adam

 

Jeannie going to grad school

I just wanted to let you all know that Jeannie got accepted to grad school at Stony Brook and will start in the fall.

We wish her all the best out east - Adam

 

UCI OCEANS

UCI introduces ocean research and education initiative
 
Multidisciplinary effort aims to engage public in local marine and coastal issues
 
Irvine, Calif., March 24, 2015 – UC Irvine is set to embark on one of its boldest experiments yet: a brand-new research and education initiative called UCI OCEANS (Oceans, Changing Environments, Arts and Nearshore Societies).