2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

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...

Summer in the Sargasso Sea

The lab has been very busy this summer with a lot of field work and new collaborations! This last May we worked aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer, in collaboration with Dr. Amy Maas from the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences (BIOS), with the goal of studying the microbiome of zooplankton fecal pellets and the link to diel vertical migrations/circadian rhythms. We were also testing the role of zooplankton in particle formation and aggregation of Sargasso Sea plankton communities. The Neuer Lab’s role was to sample zooplankton fecal pellets all-around-the-clock, as well as perform the zooplankton-amended aggregation experiments. Check out the article on this expedition featured in The Bermudian Magazine! In June we were back aboard the R/V AE out in the Sargasso Sea to sample intact sinking particles using gel traps! The picked particles will be subjected to amplicon sequencing analyses, as well as microscopy using FISH-probes in collaboration with Dr. Rachel Parsons and the Microbial Ecology Laboratory...
We were at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting!

We were at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting!

This past February the lab showcased their research at ASLO’s 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Neuer presented a poster on results of optical (satellite and drone derived) data from one of Arizona’s water reservoirs, Saguaro Lake. Kassandra presented a poster on the degradation and deposition of microplastic particles. Bianca gave a talk on the characterization of sinking particles from the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS)...