Charles Trick, PhD
Aquatic Sciences and Microbial Ecology
Our research group is dedicated at understanding the ecology of phytoplankton in oceans (and periodically we will enter the freshwater world). As primary producers, phytoplankton, are important in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen. We are contributing to this understanding by considering the role of metals on controlling phytoplankton community composition and activity. We have a long-term interest in iron as the limiting nutrient in both open oceans and as a regulator of community physiology in coastal waters.
Degrees and Institutions
- Weston, A.J., W.C. Dunlap, J. M. Shick, A. Klueter, C.G. Trick, K. Iglic, A. Vukelic, and P.F. Long. 2012 A profile of an endosymbiont-enriched fraction of the coral Stylophora pistillata reveals proteins relevant to microbial-host interactions. Molec. Cell. Proteomics. doi:10.1074/mcp.M111.015487.
- Trainer, V.L., S.S. Bates, N. Lundholm, A.E. Thessen, N.G. Adams, W.P. Cochlan, and C.G. Trick. 2012. Pseudo-nitzschia physiological ecology, phylogeny, toxicity, monitoring and impacts on ecosystem health. Harmful Algae (doi:10.1016/j.hal.2011.10.025).
- van Lavieren, H., P. Sale, B. Kjerfve, C.G. Trick. 2011. “Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: lessons from the Persian Gulf.” United Nations University Press, NY, 92 p.
- Pickell, L.D., M.L. Wells, C.G. Trick, W.P. Cochlan and V.L. Trainer. (in revision) Dissolved domoic acid: a competitive advantage for Pseudo-nitzschia in coastal waters. Limnol. Oceanogr.
- Possmayer, M., B.F.N. Beall, C.G. Trick, N.P.A. Huner, and D.P. Maxwell. 2011. Plasticity of the psychrophilic green alga Chlamydomonas raudensis. Journal of Phycology. 47: 1098-1109