Ecology and Dynamics of PicophytoeukaryotesProject leads: Sebastian Sudek, Alexandra Z. Worden
Project manager: Alexandra Z. Worden
Alex Worden's lab will continue research to identify picoplankton genes for physiological stress and health. The team will focus on quantifying the diversity and abundance of the picoeukaryotic community.
Molecular Ecology of Marine and Aquatic OrganismsProject lead: Bob Vrijenhoek
Project manager: Shannon Johnson Williams
Bob Vrijenhoek’s research group will focus on sampling zooplankton in Monterey and Bodega Bays. They will also explore and sample hydrocarbon seeps in Southern California.
Monterey Bay Time SeriesProject lead: Francisco Chavez
Project manager: Tim Pennington
The Monterey Bay Time Series utilizes moorings, drifters, gliders, AUVs, ships, satellites, and models to study ocean ecosystem variability and climate change.