Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Susanne Menden-Deuer

Susanne Menden-Deuer, Ph.D.

Professor of Oceanography

My research focuses on understanding the ecosystem consequences of cell-cell interactions in marine, plantonic communities and food webs. I am co- or principal investigator of multiple research projects and co-author most publications with my students and post-doctoral fellows.

Teaching

Biological Oceanography OCG 561

This core course in Biological Oceanography provides an introduction to Ocean Ecology and how it pertains to the study of Oceanography. The course combines lectures, with laboratory exercises and 3 research cruises to Narragansett Bay.

Moreover, I teach a seminar in ‘Data Analysis and Visualization in Marine Science’, co-taught with Prof. Jenkins (CELS, URI) and alternating Prof. Rynearson (GSO, URI).

smenden@uri.edu

Artist

cbrubin

Technician

Amanda Burke

Post-Docs

Francoise NASA

Françoise Morison

Francoise is investigating the relationship between water column stratification, light and predator induced mortality rates and how these factors interact to affect the development of phytoplankton blooms and their dominant species.

fmorison@uri.edu
8_hornsund-cut

Gayantonia Franzè

Post-Doc

The main focus of my research is to determine the temperature effects on the rates of heterotrophic protist population dynamics. These rate estimates are key measurements for global biogeochemical cycling models and studying how they are influenced by temperature is fundamental in a global warming prospective

franze@uri.edu
011

Nigel D’souza

Post-Doc

I am an aquatic microbial ecologist, and my work here at URI involves studying predator-prey dynamics in planktonic microbes. More specifically, I will be developing molecular markers to assess grazing and starvation in the ocean.

ndsouza@uri.edu

Graduate Students

Jacob-Lab Web Profile Picture

Undergraduate Students

IMG_4692
Plankton