Mar 08, 2019
Michael Beman
Seeing the Sea in 4D. Using Drones and Data to Illuminate the Dark Ocean Microbiome

There are a million microorganisms in a speck of seawater, and we have only a limited understanding of what these organisms ‘do’—what they ‘eat,’ how they survive, or how they interact.  However, we do know that the collective activities of these tiny cells drive global cycles of biologically‑essential elements such as nitrogen and carbon, and that global biogeochemical cycles have been subsequently altered by human activities.