Global warming, plankton functional diversity, and the biological ocean pump

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Description

This project aims to understand the roles of plankton functional diversity on the biological ocean pump, a key process of the global carbon cycle, within the context of global warming.
We focus on the vast oligotrophic open ocean and our objective is to combine model development and observational data to address the key questions below:
What types of plankton functional traits will be the most important for primary production and carbon export?
What are the patterns of plankton functional diversity in the oligotrophic open ocean?
How will warming affect both plankton functional diversity and carbon export?
Short titleBiological pump
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/191/10/22