Nick Welschmeyer

Nick Welschmeyer

Faculty Member

Department:  Biological Oceanography

Website:  https://www.mlml.calstate.edu/biooce/

Contact:

email: welschmeyer@mlml.calstate.edu
phone: (831) 771-4439
office: MLML Main Lab

Biography: 

Our interests focus on the interactions of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the pelagic environment (coastal and open-ocean). We utilize radioisotope/spectroscopic techniques and organic analyses to understand rates of autotrophic production and heterotrophic consumption in the planktonic environment. In particular, we are interested in all aspects of photosynthetic pigments as they relate to the understanding of phytoplankton physiology/taxonomy. These techniques are being applied in the study of environmental problems including thermal stress, invasive species and long-term environmental change.