Michael William Lomas

Michael William Lomas
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
60 Bigelow Drive
East Boothbay
Fields of interest
Phytoplankton Ecology Marine Biogeochemistry Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling
Description of scientific projects
I study the coupling of Carbon, Nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in marine environments through the lens of phytoplankton. My group focuses on how diversity of phytoplankton assemblages, as well physiological diversity of different phytoplankton lineages impacts the coupling of these major macronutrient cycles. This includes conducting climate change experiments (e.g., ocean acidification experiments) to observe how phytoplankton assemblages and physiology changes in response to hypothetical climate change scenarios.