Microbial Oceanography

Supports two Simons Collaborations — on Ocean Processes and Ecology and on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems — and other programs

Microbes sustain all of Earth’s habitats, including its largest biome, the global ocean. Microbes in the sea capture solar energy, catalyze biogeochemical transformations of important elements, produce and consume greenhouse gases, and fuel the marine food web. Measuring and modeling the distribution, composition and function of microbial communities, and their interactions with the environment, are key to understanding these fundamental processes in the ocean.

Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology

Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology – Gradients

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The transition zones between the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre and neighboring ecosystems, notably the North Pacific Subpolar Gyre, exhibit steep changes in environmental conditions (gradients) associated with dramatic changes in the microbial ecosystem. More About SCOPE-Gradients

Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems

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The Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES) brings together a multidisciplinary group of investigators from oceanography, statistics, data science, ecology, biogeochemistry and remote sensing. More About CBIOMES

Microbial Oceanography Project Awards

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Early Career Awards

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

This program provides fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The emphasis is on fellows with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa.

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