Research Profiles


Charles G. Trick
Professor, Department of Biology
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Beryl Ivey Chair for Ecosystem Health
Ph.D. University of British Columbia
M.Sc. Acadia University
B.Sc. University of Manitoba

Dr. Trick’s research group is dedicated to understanding the ecology of phytoplankton in oceans (and periodically the freshwater world). As primary producers, phytoplankton, are important in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen. Dr. Trick’s group contributes to this understanding by considering the role of metals on controlling phytoplankton community composition and activity. The research has long-term interest in iron as the limiting nutrient in both open oceans and as a regulator of community physiology in coastal waters.

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