Read in the latest edition of Science Advances about Tristan Cordier’s work on ocean eukaryotic biodiversity. Together with his international collaborators, he analysed almost 1700 samples and assembled two billion DNA sequences from the surface ocean, the meso/bathypelagic zone and the sea floor. They were able to separate benthic from planktonic organisms and showed that benthic biodiversity is much greater than in the water column above. Tristan is currently a senior researcher at NORCE and a key member of the AGENSI Team.
Press releases accompanying the scientific publication here and here.