CoBOP: Microbial Biofilms: A Parameter Altering the Apparent Optical Properties of Sediments, Seagrasses and Surfaces
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
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The long-term goal of my research is to understand the optical properties of microbial biofilms, which form coatings on sediments and other surfaces in coastal oceans. The specific project goals are to determine how biofilm coatings may influence i.e., alter optical spectra of sediments and other surfaces through reflection, scattering and fluorescence. This project is a part of the CoBOP Coastal Ocean Benthic Optical Properties initiative in the Environmental Optics Program.