Microbial responses to ocean change Event as iCalendar

(Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Biological Sciences, Seminars)

28 August 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Building 106 - MAC1

Location: 5 Symonds Street, Auckland

Host: The School of Biological Sciences

Cost: Free

Contact info: Dr Kim Handley

Contact email: kim.handley@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Bonnie Laverock, Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology
Dr Bonnie Laverock, Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology

Marine microorganisms drive transformations within key biogeochemical cycles, including the carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles. Yet there is still little information about how microbial life will respond to global environmental change – and how this will, in turn, affect marine ecosystem function.

In this talk Dr Bonnie Laverock, from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Western Australia, will present data from previous and current research, showing the responses of sediment nitrogen-cycling microbes to ocean acidification.

She will also briefly introduce the marine sulphur cycle, and explain how research into cross-kingdom interactions (e.g. phytoplankton-bacteria) might help to predict ocean responses to global change.