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Benedetto Barone

Post-doc in Church’s lab
Oceanography Department
Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education
United States Minor Outlying Islands


Barone is focused on the interaction between light and the planktonic community. He tries to characterize station ALOHA based on its biooptical properties including the attenuation of light at different wavelengths, the photophysiological properties of the algal community and the particle size spectrum inferred from forward angle scattering. He is also interested in studying the influence of light on the cycling of nitrogen at station ALOHA and he is testing how to include the effect of photoheterotrophic processes in simple biogeochemical models.

Research Interest

bio-optics, photophysiology, particle size, photoheterotrophy, ecosystem modeling

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