The respiration of marine bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton directly affects the Earth’s climate, influencing how much carbon and oxygen can be stored in the ocean and how much carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere. Yet we still don’t know a lot about how our changing environment will affect microbial respiration and thus the ocean’s capacity to store carbon, and the further impact on microbial respiration.
In her inaugural lecture, UEA’s Prof Carol Robinson will show how we can better understand and predict the future health of our oceans by monitoring these microbes, using a combination of techniques including microscopes, research ships, underwater gliders and satellites.
Tuesday 22 October
Venue: UEA, Julian Study Centre
Cost: Free, drop-in