Understanding Microbes and Global Warming

Understanding Microbes and Global Warming

Sonya Dyhrman, an oceanographer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studies marine microbes and the role they play in producing oxygen, capturing carbon dioxide, and fueling the marine food web. Dyhrman’s work adds important insight into the complex puzzle of global warming. By decoding algal genomes, Dhyrman can better understand how different strains of algae are influenced by changes in marine environments, such as ocean acidification, and how these tiny algae influence Earth’s systems as a whole.

Image courtesy of Sonya Dyhrman.