The Neuer lab team includes undergraduate, graduate students, and post-docs studying the link between plankton diversity, trophic dynamics and the biological carbon pump in the modern and ancient oceans.
We were at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting, which took place in San Diego, CA this past February. Kassie gave a talk on her latest paper, showcasing her results on the microbial communities that grow on different types of microplastics in the Caribbean Sea (check out this news post to learn more about the project!). Bianca presented a poster on her and Catrina’s latest results on the aggregation and production of TEP by the eukaryotic picophytoplankton Minidiscus trioculatus and Micromonas... read more
Check out Kassie’s paper on the prokaryotic and eukaryotic communities that grow on microplastics deployed in the Caribbean Sea: Microbial colonization of microplastics in the Caribbean Sea The paper was also featured on ASU Now, check out the article... read more
Check out Bianca’s paper on the production of transparent exopolymeric particles (TEP) by marine Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus: Heterotrophic Bacteria Enhance the Aggregation of the Marine Picocyanobacteria Prochlorococcus and... read more