Cookies

Like most websites The Analytical Scientist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Fields & Applications Environmental

Image of the Month: Terror on the High Seas

Copepods (pictured) imprint seawater with a unique chemical signature that induces defensive traits in the phytoplankton they eat, according to a Swedish study (1). The University of Gothenburg researchers used LC-MS to measure chemicals released by the copepods (copepodamides) and found that, as the levels of copepodamides increased, the phytoplankton generated more toxins and formed smaller colonies – tactics designed to evade predation. Image credit: Erik Selander.

Would you like your photo featured in Image of the Month? Send it to charlotte.barker@texerepublishing.com

Enjoy our FREE content!

Log in or register to gain full unlimited access to all content on the The Analytical Scientist site. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

  1. E Selander et al., “Copepods drive large-scale trait-mediated effects in marine plankton”, Sci Adv, 5, eaat5096 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat5096.

About the Author

Charlotte Barker

After studying biology at Imperial College London, I got my start in biomedical publishing as a commissioning editor for healthcare journals, and have spent my career covering everything from early-stage research to clinical medicine. I joined Texere Publishing in 2014, attracted by the creativity, talent and passion of the team. As Editor of The Analytical Scientist, I help scientists share their stories in vibrant and engaging content that reflects their passion and hard work.

Newsletter

Send me the latest from The Analytical Scientist.

Sign up now

Register to The Analytical Scientist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine

Register