Mixotrophy in the Oceans – Novel Experimental designs and Tools for a new trophic paradigm (MixONET) (SCOR Working Group 165)

Lead PI: Helga do Rosario Gomes

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

January 2021 - August 2024
Project Type: Outreach Education

DESCRIPTION: The overarching aim is to update biological oceanography to quantitatively accommodate the mixoplankton paradigm, and to evaluate which emerging methods and technology will enable accurate assessment of mixoplankton abundance and activities. MixONET will thus integrate the mixoplankton paradigm with traditional and novel methods of plankton research to provide tools for predicting the response of the ocean’s biological communities and element cycles in the face of ongoing climate change to better understand how humanity can maintain healthy sustainable oceans


Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research SCOR)


Aditee Mitra (Cardiff U, UK), George McManus (U Conn), Anukul Buranapratheprat, Burapha University, Thailand, Robinson Mugo, SERVIR E&SA/RCMRD, Kenya, K.B. Padmakumar, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India, Beatriz Reguera, Instituto Español de Oceanografia, Vigo, Spain, Mengmeng Tong, Zhejiang University, China, Fernando Unrein, Instituto Tecnológico de Chascomús (UNSAM-CONICET), Argentina


mixotrophy planktonic ecosystems education biology and paleo environment


Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate Stewardship of the planet Sustainable living