Marine Microbial Macroecology Lab

Gradients 5 cruise in the tropical Pacific

Friday, 03 March 2023

Laura Bretherton, Niall McGinty, and Kevan Merrow participated in the Simons Foundation-funded Gradients 5 cruise as part of the SCOPE research program.

During 28 days at sea, Laura, Niall and Kevan collected dozens of samples of phytoplankton and zooplankton communities for analysis back in the lab. When all the processing is done, we will have much better knowledge of elemental (C, N, P) and macromolecular content and ratios for these communties across a gradient that spans …

Visitors from TAMUG

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Sam Setta and Laura Bretherton visited our lab for a week to work on bioinformatic analysis of some GOMRI experiments.

We always try to be good hosts for our visitors – this time in addition to lots of hard work this incldued a trip to Hopewell Rocks and Cora’s, a favourite local breakfast place.

Research meeting

Thursday, 06 June 2015

Researchers met at Sackville, NB this month to develop macromolecular models of marine microbes.

Day one of the meeting was held at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, shown below. Participants are (left to right): David Talmy, Ina Benner, Jason Bragg, Andrew Irwin, Chris Kempes, Justin Liefer, Chris Brown, Daniel Sher, Dalit Roth, Mick Follows, Zoe Finkel (behind the camera).

Meeting participants