Marine Microbial Macroecology Lab

Justin Laforest


I am interested in researching the effects of global climate change on marine phytoplankton, to analyze the resulting climate feedbacks related to global carbon fixation.

Presently I am researching different traits amongst marine diatoms in effort to determine why some diatoms form chains, in conjunction to the method in which they do so. Understanding the reasoning of chain forming diatoms will provide further information of diatom life cycles, and their predicted future success within the effects of a globally changing climate system.

For my undergraduate degree, I am anticipating completing a bachelor of science, with an honours major in earth science, following an environmental science concentration at StFX. Currently, I am interested in global interactions between earth’s spheres in relation to climate change.