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Phycology

The sea is home to an immense array of algal diversity that spans fully eight orders of magnitude in physical dimension, from the smallest phytoplankton to the largest seaweeds. Growth forms range from the beautiful siliceous houses of diatoms, through the delicately armored and self-propelled arrays of dinoflagellates and the heavily armored arrays of crustose algae, to the more familiarly plant-like growth plans of seaweeds. Life cycles can be even more diverse and unfamiliar, and the restless medium provides alien (to humans) challenges in fertilization and recruitment. Some algae live as symbionts in animals. Among the fundamental issues are acquisition of enough light and nutrients for photosynthesis and avoidance of too much of the most powerful, UV wavelengths.

Participating Faculty

 

Susan Brawley

Susan Brawley

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Interests: Phycology, Marine Reproductive Biology, Marine Molecular Genetics, Aquaculture.
brawley@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.2973

Lee Karp-Boss

Lee Karp-Boss

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Interests: Biological-Physical Interactions, Phycology, Marine Physiological Ecology, Marine Optics, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change
lee.karp-boss@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4305

Mary Jane Perry

Mary Jane Perry

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Interests: Biological-Physical Interactions, Phycology, Ocean Observing Systems, Marine Physiological Ecology, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Optics, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change
perrymj@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5339

Malcolm Shick

Malcolm Shick

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Interests: Marine Physiological Ecology, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biogeochemistry, Phycology, Marine Biology, Marine Climate Change
shick@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-2562

Robert Vadas

Robert Vadas

Interests: Phycology, Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Vadas@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-2974

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