NSF awarded to Rika Anderson for hydrothermal vent food web research

1 August 2022

Rika Anderson, Associate Professor of Biology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF #2205254) for “Collaborative Research: RUI: Microbes need frenemies: unveiling microbial relationships with protist and viruses that support deep-sea hydrothermal vent food webs.” This project, involving undergraduate researchers, aims to characterize microbial food web interactions across different hydrothermal vent habitats, and improve our understanding of how climate change and other human activities impact the ecosystem.