Microalgae systematics: can we still fit a square peg in a round hole when new evidence says it is a triangle?

The genomic era may seriously challenge our quest to pigeonhole biological entities into species, write El-Mahdi Bendif and colleagues.
Author:
El-Mahdi Bendif and colleagues.
Category:
Genetics and molecular research
Marine microbes
Taxonomy

Are marine phytoplankton in decline?

Phytoplankton produce half of the world’s oxygen, comprise the base of the marine food web, and play an important role in carbon cycling and climate regulation. Changes in phytoplankton communities impact climate processes and all trophic levels of marine ecosystems, from zooplankton to fish to whales.

Author:
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
Category:
Marine microbes
Climate change & Ocean acidification

From the crows nest

A leading researcher takes a look at the challenges and opportunities in marine biology. In issue 1, Professor Colin Brownlee writes
Author:
Professor Colin Brownlee is the Director of the Marine Biological Association
Category:
Biogeochemical cycling
Invasive non-native species
Pharmaceutical applications
Marine microbes
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Genetics and molecular research
technology
Phoronid larvae

Ten years in the making: a comprehensive guide to the marine zooplankton of southern Britain

Dr Dave Conway has spent a lifetime studying zooplankton and over the last ten years has been bringing together identification information from hundreds of original sources into a single resource for anyone with an interest in the zooplankton of north European seas. Kelvin Boot spoke to Dave Conway to find out what lay behind the compilation of the guide to marine zooplankton of southern Britain.
Author:
Kelvin Boot
Category:
Marine microbes