James Pierson, Ph.D.



Horn Point Laboratory

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Research in my lab focuses on biological oceanography and zooplankton ecology, as well as microplastics in the coastal ecosystem. Zooplankton represent a link between primary producers (algae) and higher trophic levels such as commercially and ecologically important fish species. Microplastics are an increasing part of the samples we collect. We use a combination of field observations, lab experiments, and computer synthesis to answer big questions about the plankton food web and its role in the ecosystem.

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