Michael R. Gretz
- Biological — Algal — Physiology / Organismal biology
- Biological — Algal — Population dynamics and monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
We are interested in what these algal extracellular matrices can tell us about: 1) the evolution of the land plant cell wall, 2) the unique characteristics that allow for life in aquatic habitats, 3) the interactions within complex biofilms, including the heterotropic utilization of complex macromolecules, and 4) the biomineralization processes (ex. silica and calcium carbonate) associated with these extracellular polymers.