ASLO 2014

ASLO 2014

In February the Neuer lab left the desert behind and went to the annual ocean sciences meeting (ASLO) in Honolulu. All of the graduate students presented on their research and Logan Monks (one of the undergrads working in the lab) also presented a poster. These meetings are a great way for students to gain new insight into many other projects that are going on around the world. The meeting was busy and informative and a great way to meet and mingle with other marine scientists, but we also found some time to see the ocean and experience a coral reef at Hanauma Bay which is established as a nature preserve in Hawaii. This year the Neuer lab contributed to the conference by presenting three posters and one talk. Wei Deng and Logan Monks presented posters on aggregation of Synechococcus and sinking characteristics with additions of different types of clays. Francesca De Martini had a poster looking at the growth and grazing rate of pico and nano phytoplankton community and its link to the carbon export in the Sargasso Sea. Kyle Kinzler presented his findings from research looking at diatoms and other organisms that reside in the land fast sea ice based in the Arctic...
The breathing Ocean

The breathing Ocean

Check this recent article from ASU’s “Research Matters” series on our lab’s s work investigating the biological carbon pump in the Sargasso Sea
Explore Plankton!

Explore Plankton!

Check out the new plankton pages on ASU’s Ask-A-Biologist website. There’s also a plankton video narrated by our own Amy...
Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza

Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza

Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza The Neuer lab ventured west to San Diego, CA, in August 2010 for the inaugural “Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza Conference.” Lab members gave talks on their recent research in two sessions: Jessica Amacher, Charles Baysinger, Amy Hansen, and Ali Freibott spoke about their work on samples from the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, while Susanne Neuer, Tyler Sawyer, and Shikha Gupta presented on the Central Arizona Reservoirs project. Former lab member Alexis Pasulka, who is now completing graduate work at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, spoke about her recent research cruises, including her deep-sea trip inside the submersible Alvin.     Alexis coordinated a fascinating tour of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections. The trip also included a morning spent enjoying the diverse exhibits at the Birch Aquarium. Between talks and tours, the group found time to dig their toes into the sand and appreciate an ocean sunset before returning to landlocked...