Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

National Science Foundation - Biological Oceanography (2012-2016)

Bacteria and their viruses (phages) make up two of the most abundant and genetically diverse groups of organisms in the oceans. However, the ongoing discovery of new taxonomic diversity has, thus far, out-paced gains in quantifying the function of and interactions among phages and bacteria. In this proposal, we will develop a theoretical framework for characterizing the e ffect of complex phage-bacteria interactions on marine ecosystem structure and function.