September 17, 2020

We have not one, but two awesome new IGPMS PhD students joining the lab this fall--Natalie Dornan and Justine Albers. Natalie is most recently a graduate of the UCSB Bren School, but prior to that was at the University of Hawai'i. Justine is a former lab technician in our lab who took a brief detour to the biotech industry before coming back to do her PhD. We are so excited to have both of them in the lab!!

July 20, 2020

We recently contributed to a massive modeling effort of oceanic nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions led by our UCLA friend and colleague Daniele Bianchi and posdoc Simon Yang. We found that seasonality was important for capturing the full picture of marine N2O emissions and was recently published in PNAS. This encourages us to keep up our monthly measurements of N2O in the Santa Barbara Channel (if we are ever allowed back at sea . . .).

June 10, 2020

I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and stand in solidarity with all Black humans fighting to make their voices heard against violence. I especially offer my support to all Black students at UCSB, already struggling with the isolation and uncertainty caused by CoViD. . . .

January 20, 2020

Even though our lab has been at UCSB for over three years now, we had not yet had the chance to sample the deep waters of the Santa Barbara Basin. With shiptime awarded through the UC Ship Funds proposal, we were able to test out our RESPIRE in situ incubation chambers for measuring respiration on marine snow in some low oxygen waters as well as get some samples in the deep basin for our favorite gas, nitrous oxide (N2O). We also got to bring six undergraduates to sea with us!

September 06, 2019

Sarah Laperriere successfully completed the last requirement for her Ph.D. today. She will be starting a postdoctoral position at U. Southern California in the Fuhrman lab. Congrats Sarah, we will miss you!

September 04, 2019

New IGPMS student Nicola Paul joined the lab this month. Nicola will be working on our NASA-funded EXPORTS project. Welcome Nicola!

March 01, 2019

We were recently award ship time on the R/V Sally Ride to test out our sinking particle respiration traps (RESPIRE) in low oxygen waters.

September 27, 2018

Check out our new paper on nitrous oxide (N2O) variability in Chesapeake Bay published in Estuaries and Coasts.

May 16, 2018

Our lab will join an exciting team of scientists in the North Pacific this summer to investigate if microbial respiration on sinking particles is an important term in the carbon budget of the upper ocean. 

February 23, 2018

UCSB is now a site for the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, with a focus on organismal response to ocean change. Interested undergrads from any institution should checkout the program website.

December 21, 2017

Postdoc Matt Kellom joined the lab on December 1. Matt joins us from ASU where he worked with Jason Raymond on a variety of data analysis and visualization problems. He arrived just in time for the historic Thomas Fire. Welcome to Southern California!

December 21, 2017

A new award from the UC Santa Barbara Associated Students Coastal Fund will support our research on the dynamics of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide in the Santa Barbara Channel. We look forward to involving UCSB undergrads in this research!

November 09, 2017

We used network analysis to identify modules of co-expressed genes in our open ocean archaea, with some new insights into essential genes in the ammonia oxidation pathway. 

June 12, 2017

Our lab is part of three new awards from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to explore the science art interface.

May 18, 2017

Our new L&O paper shows that the abundance of archaea in the deep ocean is correlated with the abundance of archaea in shallower waters, highlighting the connections between the surface and deep oceans.

January 09, 2017

We are hiring a postdoc for a new GBMF sponsored project to study transporters in uncultivated microbes.

November 21, 2016

New paper out in Current Biology pairs single cell genomes with photos of cells to identify an abundant, uncultured group of marine eukaryotes. 

November 09, 2016

The NAKFI Deep Blue Sea Conference is a cross-disciplinary conference to explore ideas related to the deep ocean.

October 12, 2016

Coral reefs selectively graze bacteria

September 16, 2016

Junior Specialist in Marine Microbial Ecology