New article, model, and data published for eukaryote picophytoplankton at MVCO
Graduate student Bethany Fowler and co-authors at WHOI just published a new article in PNAS: Dynamics and functional diversity of the smallest phytoplankton on the Northeast US Shelf. They found that picoeukaryotes contribute more to the region’s primary productivity than would be inferred from their abundance alone.
In addition to the journal article, the model and code to run the model are published in Zenodo: Division rate model for picoeukaryotes at Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory. Data input to the model are published in the Environmental Data Initiative repository: Abundance of eukaryote picophytoplankton from a moored submersible flow cytometer at Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory, ongoing since 2003.