Thursday, March 15, 2012 Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon Dr. Zoe Finkel Canada Research Chair in Marine Environmental Ecology Associate Professor Environmental Science Program Mount Allison University
Climate change is expected to influence phytoplankton biomass and community composition and consequently impact food web structure and elemental cycling in the sea. In particular, cell size and the elemental composition of phytoplankton cells within communities are sensitive to changes in environmental conditions. I will discuss some of the recent evidence for how phytoplankton populations and communities respond to selected environmental and climatic conditions over physiological, ecological, and evolutionary timescales.
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