TBI Seminar: Microbial life at the greatest ocean depths
- Monday, March 9, 2020 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Plant Biosciences Building, 108 - view map
Dr. Doug Bartlett is a professor of marine microbial genetics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Dr. Bartlett's research interests are deep-sea microbial diversity and ecology, adaptations of deep-sea microbes to high pressure and low temperature, and microbial genetics, genomics, functional genomics.
Abstract: Hadal trenches, oceanic locations deeper than 6,000 m, are thought to have distinct microbial communities compared to those at shallower depths due to high hydrostatic pressures, topographical funneling of organic matter, and biogeographical isolation. In this presentation Dr. Bartlett will discuss the relationships among the cold-adapted hadal microbial communities in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches, which are separated by more than 6,000 km. The nature of the microbial communities present within the water column, sediments and scavenging amphipod crustaceans will be described, including some descriptions at the genome level.
TBI Host: Dr. Roland Hatzenpichler
If you would like to meet with Dr. Bartlett, please contact Dr. Roland Hatzenpichler at [email protected]