Kranz-Lab

Phytoplankton ecology @ Florida State University/ EOAS

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Welcome to the Kranz Lab @ EOAS/FSU!

Dr. Kranz and graduate student Rachel Thomas (Knapp-Lab) will participate in the South African led SCALE cruise. http://scale.org.za. The cruise will leave Cape-Town  and sails towards Antarctica. The collaborative project received $1.08 million from the National Science foundation (award #1851113 and # 1850925) to conduct the proposed laboratory and field research.

More about this project is linked here: https://www.eoas.fsu.edu/2019/09/27/collaborative-research-quantifying-the-effects-of-variable-light-and-iron-on-the-nitrate-assimilation-isotope-effect-of-phytoplankton/


 

We started operation in our lab-space on the FSU campus in Summer 2015.

In our lab we study phytoplankton ecology and biogeochemistry. We are specifically interested in how different phytoplankton groups respond to environmental perturbations such as changes in CO2, light intensity and nutrient availability. My students and I aim to not only characterize the responses of phytoplankton to a multitude of factors, but also to understand the underlying processes of the measured responses, such as photosynthetic pathways, carbon acquisition processes and protein regulation.

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