Research in the Nitrogen Biogeochemistry Laboratory at the Virginia Insitute of Marine Science focuses on two processes: the uptake of nitrogen from the environment by phytoplankton and bacteria, and the release of nitrogen to the environment through egestion, exrection, viral lysis, and other processes.
Our researchers seek to understand the relationship of nitrogen flux to carbon and other nutrients, the role that cell physiology and photochemistry play in controlling the rates of nitrogen uptake or release, and the quantitatively most-important chemical fractions involved in uptake and release. We do this work in a wide range of environments from rivers and estuaries to the open ocean to Antarctica.
We also work with carbon, phosphorus, and silica....but only when absolutely necessary!
Main lab: 804-684-7476
Flow cytometry lab: 804-684-7449
Deliveries (U.S. Mail and Courier)Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Route 1208, Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA, 23062-1346, USA