The Simons Foundation has named four scientists as 2017 Simons Early Career Investigators in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution. The three-year awards are intended to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators in this area.
The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes and vice versa, including applicants with experience in modeling or theory development.
Prochlorococcus influences climate, ocean ecosystems and perhaps even evolution.
The finding helps explain where algae and other organisms get a vitamin that is essential to fueling marine life.