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Dr. Chana Kranzler

Senior Lecturer
Email
chana.kranzler@marine.rutgers.edu
Office
The Freiman Environmental Biology Building 201, Floor 1, Room 103
Research

Our group will explore the ecology and biogeochemistry of marine phytoplankton, the photosynthetic microbes that form the base of the marine food web and contribute half of global primary production. These diverse and beautiful microorganisms experience ever-changing environmental conditions, dwindling resources and predation pressure by viruses and grazers – dynamics that shape the biogeochemical landscape of the global ocean. A multi-tiered approach will combine targeted laboratory work using cultured isolates with observational and manipulative field sampling, integrating a suite of molecular, biochemical, physiological and geochemical diagnostics. Research topics include phytoplankton bloom dynamics, diatom host-virus interactions, Marnaviridae virus ecology and ‘virocell’ biogeochemistry.

Last Updated Date : 19/08/2021