Measuring low level nutrients on a spectrophotometer
After ten days of research at sea on the cruise we brought back a ton of samples to analyze in the C-MORE labs. We measured nutrient concentrations, primary and bacterial production, chlorophyll a concentrations, ATP and particulate carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. We spent the last week of the course running these samples in the lab and analyzing the data. We used these data along with data collected from the CTD, optical sensors and the genomic samples to make a 2 hour presentation on our findings. So much data!
Sarah Q. Foster
Sarah is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Fulweiler Lab. This blog documents her experience taking a summer course "Microbial Oceanography: From genome to biome" at C-MORE at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.