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KBS Research on Phytoplankton and Climate Change Published in Science Express PDF Print E-mail

Research on the effect of warmer oceans on phytoplankton, small organisms that can affect the world's climate, was published in Science Express. The journal article, co-authored by KBS graduate students Mridul Thomas (Zoology) and Colin Kremer (Plant Biology) and KBS faculty Dr. Elena Litchman (Zoology) and Dr. Chris Klausmeier (Plant Biology), focuses on the impact warmer oceans at the end of the 21st century will have on changing phytoplankton populations. Since phytoplankton play a major role in regulating carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, phytoplankton population changes could cause a significant shift in the world's climate.

This research has also been highlighted on the "front page" of the National Science Foundation's website.

To read the full journal article in the Science Express, click here.

To read the press release on the NSF website, click here.