Sonya Dyhrman’s LAb at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Microbial Oceanography Group

Members of the Dyhrman group are broadly interested in how phytoplankton interact with their geochemical environment, looking at
the interface of microbial physiology and the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus. 

Group members are using a suite of approaches  to examine nutrient assimilation in model cultures and field populations.  This research emphasis provides advanced training for graduate students and is also used as a framework for the development and implementation of inquiry-based educational activities for children.


Undergraduate Research: 

Ji Woon Park, a Columbia University Earth Institute Spring Research Assistant, presented her research, “Investigating the phosphorus starvation response in Trichodesmium erythraeum strain 13.6” at the EARTH INSTITUTE STUDENT RESEARCH SHOWCASE 2014.  She was mentored by postdoctoral research scientist, Mónica Rouco.

LAB Highlights

Mónica Rouco (left) and Ji Woon Park (right.