In collaboration with Ifremer Arcachon, we work on phytoplankton community dynamics, especially diatoms (one of the most abundant classes of plankton, actively involved in biogeochemical cycles).
We are particularly interested in:
- Drivers of blooms
- Coexistence mechanisms
Our research combines long-term data with statistical and theoretical models.
Our analyses of the time series in Arcachon Bay can be found in Barraquand et al. 2018, Oikos.
We are also involved in a metabarcoding phytoplankton inventory project funded by Labex COTE (MALABAR), with BioGeCo, Ifremer and EPOC.