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Diana Varela

University of Victoria
Marine Plankton Ecology
Telephone: 250-472-5425

The goals of my research program are to understand the causes and consequences of variations in marine primary production, and the links between phytoplankton physiology and biogeochemical cycling in the ocean. In particular, we study the eco-physiology of carbon, nitrogen and silicon acquisition in marine phytoplankton, and the sensitivity of the individual uptake mechanisms to changing environmental conditions.