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Full Name
E. Virginia Armbrust
University of Washington
School of Oceanography

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biological Oceanography, 1990.

Research Interest

Phytoplankton are the main focus of her research lab. These organisms are responsible for about 40% of the total amount of photosynthesis that occurs on our planet. They play a critical role in the global carbon cycle and ultimately in global climate. Because much of the organic carbon generated by phytoplankton is used by bacteria, her lab also study bacterial/phytoplankton interactions.

Selected Publications

Koester, J., J. Swallwell, G. van den Engh, and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. Genome size differentiates populations of the planktonic diatom Ditylum brightwellii. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:1doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-1.

Marchetti, A., D. E. Varela, V. Lance, Z. Johnson M. Palmucci, M. Giordano and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. Iron and silicic acid effects on phytoplankton productivity, diversity, and chemical composition in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. Limnology & Oceanography 55:11-29.

Holtermann, K. E., S. S. Bates, V. L. Trainer, A. Odell, E. V Armbrust. 2010. Mass Sexual Reproduction in the Toxigenic Diatoms Pseudo-nitzschi australis and P. pungens (Bacillariophyceae) on the Washington Coast, USA. Journal of Phycology 46:41-52.

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