The Plankton Ecology and Ocean Health group pursues to advance the knowledge of the marine pelagic ecosystems, promote novel research, and foster social awareness of the importance of protecting ocean health, as it is intrinsically linked to human health. Our main research focuses on studying the interplay between meteorological and hydrographical variability, the structure and dynamics of plankton communities, and the cycling of key chemical elements in the ocean. We investigate the response of plankton ecosystems to ocean warming, stratification, acidification, atmospheric deposition, continental runoff and pollution, and explore solutions to abate anthropogenic impacts. We use a wide array of laboratory techniques, innovative experimental and field approaches, time series monitoring, remote sensing data analysis, and computer model simulations. By integrating all these approaches, we achieve a comprehensive understanding of ocean plankton ecosystems aimed to provide scientific bases for social and administrative / management actions for a healthy planet.
Plankton Ecology and Ocean Health
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Berdalet E. is Chair of Scientific Steering Committee, SSC of the internacional GlobalHAB Programe (Global Harmful Algal Blooms), SCOR (Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research)/IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (http://www.globalhab.info) 01/01/2016-31/12/2019
Peters F. is Head of the Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography of the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC, Barcelona)
Marrasé C. Is president of the Iberian Society of Ecology (SIBECOL) since July 2018.
Cèlia Marrasé. Member of the User Selection Panell of the European network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration (AQUACOSM) 2017-2020.
Nutrient limitation suppresses the temperature dependence of phytoplankton metabolic ratesISME Journal 12: 1836-1845 (2018)http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41396-018-0105-1
Coccolithophore populations and their contribution to carbonate export during an annual cycle in the Australian sector of the Antarctic zoneBiogeosciences 15: 1843-1862 (2018)http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1843-2018
Seasonal dynamics of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and their drivers in the coastal NW Mediterranean SeaScience of the Total Environment 631-632: 180-190 (2018)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.341
How much is enough for nutrients in microzooplankton dilution grazing experiments?Journal of Plankton Research 40(2): 109-117 (2018)http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbx070
- Period: from 2017 to 2021Funding entity:ERA-NET ERA4CSPrincipal Investigator:Berdalet Andrés, Elisa, Plankton Ecology and Ocean HealthAmount awarded:103689.00€
Bringing the paradigm for marine pelagic production into the 21st century: incorporating mixotrophy into mainstream marine researchPeriod: from 2017 to 2021Funding entity:H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017Ref.:H2020-MSCA-ITN-ETN/0338Amount awarded:407520.00€
- Period: from 2016 to 2019Funding entity:PN2015 - PROY I+D+I - PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE I+D+I ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD - PLAN ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA Y DE INNOVACIÓN 2013-2016Principal Investigator:Peters, Franz, Plankton Ecology and Ocean HealthRef.:CTM2015-65720-RAmount awarded:240000.00€
- Period: from 2015 to 2018Funding entity:PN2014 - PROY I+D+I - PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE I+D+I ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD - PLAN ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA Y DE INNOVACIÓN 2013-2016Principal Investigator:Calbet Fabregat, Albert, Plankton Ecology and Ocean HealthRef.:CGL2014-59227-RAmount awarded:165000.00€
- Period: from 2018 to 2019Funding entity:PN2017 - PROY I+D+I - PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE I+D+I ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD - PLAN ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA Y DE INNOVACIÓN 2013-2016Principal Investigator:Berdalet Andrés, Elisa, Plankton Ecology and Ocean HealthRef.:CTM2017-89117-RAmount awarded:120000.00€