Event Date: Thursday, September 28
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium
Dr. Diana Varela's lab research program seeks to understand variations in marine primary productivity and cycling of nutrient elements in the oceans. The main focus of their research is the ecological physiology of silicon, nitrogen and carbon utilization by unicellular planktonic algae and the sensitivity of the uptake mechanisms to changing environmental conditions. Studies are conducted in the laboratory and on oceanographic cruises to coastal and open ocean waters, utilizing an array of techniques from biology, biochemistry and geochemistry.