Marine Microbial Macroecology Lab

Lab members

Email addresses for lab members are listed below.

Zoe V. Finkel

Oceanography, Canada Research Chair in Marine Microbial Macroecology

My research interests focus on the eco-physiological controls of phytoplankton community structure, feedbacks between phytoplankton community structure and climate change, and the macroevolutionary history of phytoplankton communities. (Google scholar, ORCID, email: zfinkel at

Andrew J. Irwin

Mathematics & Statistics

I use mathematical and statistical models to study the marine biosphere, phytoplankton growth, and environmental influences on the distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean. (Google scholar, ORCID, email: a.irwin at

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