On the U-M Gateway: Scientists uncover vast differences in Earth's polar ocean microbial communities
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
An international team of scientists, including EEB graduate student Kevin Bakker, has demonstrated that a clear difference exists between the marine microbial communities in the Southern and Arctic oceans, contributing to a better understanding of the biodiversity of marine life at the poles.
Bakker is a co-author of the PNAS paper. Before joining EEB’s graduate program last month, Bakker conducted molecular and microbial marine science off the coast of Antarctica while working at the University of Georgia.
Watch for an EEB research feature coming soon. Caption: Emperor penguin with the Swedish Icebreaker Oden.Credit: Kevin Bakker.
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