Marine Energy Research Center - Latest Research

Viral shunt in tropical oligotrophic ocean

Viruses are thought responsible for c.a. 10~50% of the total bacterial mortality in surface seawater. The viral shunt hypothesis suggested that the viral-lysis process lessened the transfer of bacterial cells to protozoa...

How can Monsoon create an oasis in the Kuroshio Current?

The West Boundary Current of the northwest Pacific i.e. Kuroshio Current - impacts our climate, economy, culture, and history by the heat and momentum it carries. Under the premise of establishing a marine country, we ha...

Nickel SOD protects nitrogen fixation in Trichodesmium

The ocean absorbs about 30% of anthropogenic CO2 annually! The cycling of CO2 absorbed by the ocean (Blue carbon) is mainly regulated by two processes, physical pump (or solubility pump) and biological pump. Physical pum...

The Fate of Aerosol Fe in the Surface Water of the NWPO

The supply of iron (Fe) to the euphotic zone plays an critical role on regulating the biogeochemical cycling of material in the ocean. In addition to nitrogen and phosphorus, Fe is one of the most important limiting fact...

Mixed Layer of Ocean Change

The mixed layer, the thin, nearly isopycnic surface layer, is a distinct and important sub-environment in world’s oceans. It separates the atmosphere from the deep ocean, and thus, modulates, if not regulates to a ...

Research of Taiwan Freshwater Observatory under Climatic Changes

The time-series typed study in aquatic ecosystems has been recognized as one of the most effective tools to explore long-term environment/ecosystem changes (A). Since 2004, a time-series type watershed biogeochemical obs...