Arthur P. Kaupe Associate Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science
Our group broadly studies the abundance, diversity and activity of marine microbes. We are biological oceanographers, marine molecular ecologists, marine microbiologists and biogeochemists. Our research focuses on the marine cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus, the most abundant phytoplankton in the open oceans and an excellent model marine microbe, as well as the biotechnological applications of marine microalgae. We are at the Marine Laboratory as part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
In The News
Prairie, JC, Ziervogel, K, Camassa, R, McLaughlin, RM, White, BL, Johnson, ZI, and Arnosti, C. "Ephemeral aggregate layers in the water column leave lasting footprints in the carbon cycle." Limnology and Oceanography Letters 2, no. 6 (December 2017): 202-209.
He, Y, Sen, B, Shang, J, He, Y, Xie, N, Zhang, Y, Zhang, J, Johnson, ZI, and Wang, G. "Seasonal influence of scallop culture on nutrient flux, bacterial pathogens and bacterioplankton diversity across estuaries off the Bohai Sea Coast of Northern China." Marine pollution bulletin 124, no. 1 (November 2017): 411-420.
Ma, L, Calfee, BC, Morris, JJ, Johnson, ZI, and Zinser, ER. "Degradation of hydrogen peroxide at the ocean's surface: the influence of the microbial community on the realized thermal niche of Prochlorococcus." The ISME journal (October 31, 2017).
Cohen, NR, A. Ellis, K, Burns, WG, Lampe, RH, Schuback, N, Johnson, Z, Sañudo-Wilhelmy, S, and Marchetti, A. "Iron and vitamin interactions in marine diatom isolates and natural assemblages of the Northeast Pacific Ocean." Limnology and Oceanography 62, no. 5 (September 2017): 2076-2096.
Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC): Combining biofuel and high-value bioproducts to meet the RFS awarded by Department of Energy
Collaborative Research: Ocean Acidification: microbes as sentinels of adaptive responses to multiple stressors awarded by National Science Foundation
Collaborative Research: Seasonal and Decadal Changes in Temperature Drive Prochlorococcus Ecotype Distribution Patterns awarded by National Science Foundation
EOS 704LA: Biological Oceanography (EOS 704LA: Biological Oceanography)
ENVIRON 704LA: Biological Oceanography (ENVIRON 704LA: Biological Oceanography)
ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
BIOLOGY 293A: Research Independent Study (BIOLOGY 293A: Research Independent Study)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
area(s) of expertiseBiodiversity Biogeochemistry Climate Change Ecology Enviro Environmental Genomics Marine Science Oceanography Advisor: MSC Doctoral Program Advisor: UPE Doctoral Program
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd., Duke Marine Laboratory
Beaufort, NC 28516
Ph.D., Duke University (2004)
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994)