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Jacob’s paper on temperature acclimation of phytoplankton published in L&O

What are the effect of temperature acclimation on phytoplankton growth and productivity? In his first first author paper since he has been working in the Menden-Deuer Lab, Jacob investigated the influence of temperature fluctuations on the growth acclimation of marine phytoplankton. During a 3 week period, he tested on the lab’s strain Heterosigma akashiwo the effect of temperature shifts of 2-3oC on population and growth rate measurements across a range from 6oC to 31oC, starting at 15oC, using a symmetric design. In this article published in Limnology and Oceanography, Jacob highlighted that ignoring acclimation effects could systematically under or overestimate temperature‐dependent primary production. These results provide new tools for predicting the ecology and production of phytoplankton in present day dynamic ecosystems and in future climate scenarios. Congratulation Jacob and Susanne.

Strock, J.P. & S. Menden-Deuer, 2020. Temperature acclimation alters phytoplankton growth and production rates. Limnology and Oceanography, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11637