About This Project
Marine phytoplankton activity is abundant at a global scale and play a major role in the carbon cycle. However, the availability of nutrients is limited in the ocean, thus restraining the activity of phytoplankton. Proposed ocean-based climate solutions include adding nutrients to trigger phytoplankton blooms, but previous research indicates the impact is uncertain. We will address the nutrient requirements and how the cells use these nutrients in phytoplankton.