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Details of Dr Josep M Gasol   


Gender male
Job title Scientist
Department Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Marine Science Institute, Barcelona ( CSIC/ICM)
ICM Divulga Bústia ICM Divulga Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 Barcelona 08003
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Degree PhD Biology 1989
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Limnology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Limnology
Research Activities I am interested in planktonic microbe abundance and activity, and the ecosystem effects of their abundance and activity. This implies the study of the factors that regulate the abundance of planktonic microorganisms and those that regulate microorganism community structure (size, functional and taxonomical structure), and how the physical changes in the marine environment (macro-, meso ? and microscale structures) affect these parameters. As an example, how predation and resource availability regulate bacteria abundances, bacterial use of DOC, and how they regulate the composition of the microbial "black box" in terms of size structure and metabolic characteristics of the community. This is approached by empirical analysis of data bases of organism abundance, growth and loss rates, generated mainly in cruises; by mesocosm and microcosm experiments; and by the combined use of image analysis and flow cytometry and metabolic fluorescent probes.
Research Region 2, 3,
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Josep GASOL)

MORÁN, X.A.G. , J.M. GASOL, C. PEDRÓS-ALIÓ & M. ESTRADA. (2001) Dissolved and particulate primary production and bacterial production in offshore Antarctic waters during austral summer: Coupled or uncoupled?. Marine Ecoloy Progress Series (in press)
GASOL, J.M. & P.A. DEL GIORGIO. (2000) Using flow cytometry for counting natural planktonic bacteria and understanding the structure of planktonic bacterial communities. Scientia Marina 64: 197-224
GASOL, J.M. & C. M. DUARTE. (2000) Comparative Analyses in Aquatic Microbial Ecology: How far do they go ? FEMS Microbial Ecology 31:99-106
GASOL, J.M., U. L. ZWEIFEL, F. PETERS, J. A. FUHRMAN & Å. HAGSTRÖM. (1999) Significance of Size and Nucleic Acid content Heterogeneity as measured by Flow Cytometry in Natural Planktonic Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65: 4475-4483
GASOL, J. M., M. D. DOVAL, J. PINHASSI, J. I. CALDERÓN-PAZ, N. GUIXA-BOIXAREU, D. VAQUÉ & C. PEDRÓS-ALIÓ. (1998) Diel variations in bacterial heterotrophic production in the Nortwestern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 164: 125-133
GASOL, J. M., P. A. DEL GIORGIO & C. M. DUARTE. (1997) Biomass distribution of marine planktonic communities. Limnology and Oceanography 42: 1353-1363

Created: 2001-05-24 Last Updated: 2009-08-24 by Annelies GROEN