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Kristina Mojica

Dr. Kristina Mojica

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Mojica is a marine microbial ecologist whose primarily research focus centers around understanding how physicochemical variability influences microbial interactions and regulates biogeochemical fluxes over broad ocean scales. Her current research focuses on how environmental forcing (both natural and anthropogenic) affects the rates of microbial mortality and the division amongst different mortality pathways (i.e., viral lysis and nano/micro-zooplankton grazing) with special focus on how this impacts population dynamics and biogeochemical cycling in the ocean.

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  • PHD - University of Amsterdam (2015)
  • MS - University of Hawaii at Manoa (2009)
  • BS - Hawaii Pacific University (2004)
  • Quantitative analysis of biofilm EPS uronic acid content, JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 2007, 10.1016/j.mimet.2007.07.010
  • The uronic acids assay: a method for the determination of chemical activity on biofilm EPS, BIOFOULING, 2010, 10.1080/08927010903503334
  • Phytoplankton chlorophyll a biomass, composition, and productivity along a temperature and stratification gradient in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, BIOGEOSCIENCES, 2013, 10.5194/bg-10-4227-2013
  • Phytoplankton chlorophyll a biomass, composition, and productivity along a temperature and stratification gradient in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, BIOGEOSCIENCES, 2013, 10.5194/bg-10-4227-2013
  • Detection and quantification of bacterial biofilms combining high-frequency acoustic microscopy and targeted lipid microparticles, JOURNAL OF NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, 2014, 10.1186/1477-3155-12-24
  • Factors affecting virus dynamics and microbial host-virus interactions in marine environments, FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, 2014, 10.1111/1574-6941.12343
  • Flow cytometric enumeration of marine viral populations at low abundances, AQUATIC MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 2014, 10.3354/ame01672
  • Phytoplankton community structure in relation to vertical stratification along a north-south gradient in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, Limnology and Oceanography, 2015, 10.1002/lno.10113
  • Latitudinal variation in virus-induced mortality of phytoplankton across the North Atlantic Ocean, ISME JOURNAL, 2016, 10.1038/ismej.2015.130
  • Alterations in microbial community composition with increasing fCO(2): a mesocosm study in the eastern Baltic Sea, BIOGEOSCIENCES, 2017, 10.5194/bg-14-3831-2017
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition

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Stennis Space Center 132

Stennis

Email
Kristina.MojicaFREEMississippi

Phone
x83003

Areas of Expertise

Marine Microbial Ecology, Marine Viral Ecology, Biological Oceanography