10818401_1017722371574880_1659593427696330457_oI acquired a background in aquatic ecology during my undergraduate years at the University of New Hampshire, where I studied marine biology and the ecology of freshwater lakes. A following apprenticeship at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories stimulated my interest in biological oceanography, more specifically in interactions between the pelagic physical environment and its planktonic inhabitants.

As a current postdoctoral fellow at GSO, my work focuses on plankton food web dynamics. I seek to understand the biophysical factors that drive feeding rates of microbial herbivores. I have conducted work in the Western Antarctic Peninsula and most recently in the North Atlantic in association with the NASA-funded project NAAMES.

© Françoise Morison 2015