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Julie Koester

Julie Koester at the microscope

Julie Koester

Research Scientist

Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms – Nutrient Laboratory

Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
M.Sc. Botany and Plant Pathology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Research Interests
Role that genetic and physiological diversity play in harmful algal bloom progression.

Current Activity
I use manipulative experiments with cultures and fresh isolates and bioinformatics approaches to identify the mechanisms that differentiate organisms. My focus is on Karenia brevis (responsible for red tide in Florida) and closely related species.

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