Marine viruses and their impact in a turbulent ocean

Seminar by Prof. Kelvin Richards from University of Hawaii

30 May 2022
KST 14:00 – 15:00

The Seminar is being held in Room 1010 (Jasmin) – Integrated mechanical engineering building. Click here for the campus map.

Viruses attack marine organisms from bacteria to whales. In particular phytoplankton blooms can crash because of viral infection. Here we will explore the interaction between viruses, phytoplankton and zooplankton under bloom conditions using relatively simple models. One aspect under consideration is how viruses and zooplankton can co-exist. We should not forget that interactions take place in a fluid environment. Stirring and mixing is found to have a profound effect on viral epidemics and control the fraction of a bloom that is affected.