Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

George Jackson, Ph.D

Department of Oceanography,

Texas A&M University

A Particle's Tale: Interactions and Fluxes in the Plankton


Wednesday — March 10, 2010
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.


All organisms are, fundamentally, particles. That means that  they are discrete objects, concentrating matter from solution, moving separately from the water they live in. Thinking of them as particles allows us to learn about how they interact and how they move matter downward. It allows us to understand  small-scale structure in the plankton. Analysis of particle distributions, in turn, allows us to focus on the vertical structure to organisms' distributions and what control them.


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