News from Centre for Ocean Life

05 APR

Life history strategies of the European Seas fish communities

What are the spatial patterns of fish life history strategies in the European Seas and what are their main drivers?

03 APR

New paper on predation risk in planktonic copepods

Differences in motile behavior related to feeding and mate finding lead up to almost an order of magnitude difference in mortality risk?

23 MAR

New paper on trophic strategies of unicellular plankton

We have developed a trait-based model to describe how the size of organisms and the environmental conditions interact to determine trophic strategies of unicellular plankton...

23 MAR

Benthic-pelagic coupling and ecosystem functioning in a changing world

How are the bottom substrate and water column habitats linked? How does this coupling affect the functioning of the ecosystem and how sensitive is it to human pressures...

13 MAR

New paper on an analytical model of flagellate hydrodynamics

We present an analytical model framework with which we can predict near-cell flows and trajectories of freely swimming unicellular organisms that swim with different numbers...

06 MAR

Calanus hyperboreus and the lipid pump

A new Ocean Life paper shows that overwintering of the copepod Calanus hyperboreus contributes significantly to the sequestration of carbon.  We propose a general method...

06 MAR

Trophic trait coupling and seasonal succession in plankton

In a new paper we reveal how the seasonal succession within plankton communities can be characterized in terms of a few key traits that govern the shifting trophic arrangements...

14 FEB

New data paper on marine copepod traits

We compiled data to understand the ecology of marine copepods based on their fundamental traits, such as body size or growth rate, rather than based on species names...

07 FEB

New paper on behaviour-dependent predation risk in zooplankton

What is the cost in terms of predation risk of different feeding behaviours in zooplankton? What feeding strategies are more risky?  Are copepod males more susceptible...

31 JAN

New paper on swimming and feeding of mixotrophic biflagellates

Imagine you are a microscopic cell with two thin “arms” and want to survive in the ocean. How should you arrange and move those appendages to swim fast and efficiently...

24 MAY 2017