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Sophie Clayton

Sophie Clayton


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ocean & Earth Sciences

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  • Articles

    Ribalet, F., Berthiaume, C., Hynes, A., Swalwell, J., Carlson, M., Clayton, S., Hennon, G., Poirier, C., Shimabukuro, E., White, A., and Armbrust, E. V. (2019). SeaFlow data v1, high-resolution abundance, size and biomass of small phytoplankton in the North Pacific. SCIENTIFIC DATA, 6,
    Clayton, S., Dutkiewicz, S., Jahn, O., Hill, C., Heimbach, P., and Follows, M. J. (2017). Biogeochemical versus ecological consequences of modeled ocean physics. BIOGEOSCIENCES, 14 (11), pp. 2877-2889.
    Clayton, S., Lin, Y. C., Follows, M. J., and Worden, A. Z. (2017). Co-existence of distinct Ostreococcus ecotypes at an oceanic front. Limnology and Oceanography
    Nagai, T., and Clayton, S. (2017). Nutrient interleaving below the mixed layer of the Kuroshio Extension Front. Ocean Dynamics
    Hyrkas, J., Clayton, S., Ribalet, F., Halperin, D., Armbrust, E. V., and Howe, B. (2016). Scalable clustering algorithms for continuous environmental flow cytometry. Bioinformatics
    Ribalet, F., Swalwell, J. E., Clayton, S., Jimenez, V., Sudek, S., Lin, Y., Johnson, Z. I., Worden, A. Z., and Armbrust, E. V. (2015). Light-driven synchrony of Prochlorococcus growth and mortality in the north Pacific gyre. PNAS, 112 (26), pp. 8008-8012.
    Clayton, S., Nagai, T., and Follows, M. J. (2014). Fine scale phytoplankton community structure across the Kuroshio Extension Front. Journal of Plankton Research, 34 (4), pp. 1017-1030.
    Clayton, S., Dutkiewicz, S., Jahn, O., and Follows, M. J. (2013). Dispersal, eddies and the diversity of marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids & Environments, 3, pp. 182-197.
    Bracco, A., Clayton, S., and Pasquero, C. (2009). Horizontal advection, diffusion and plankton spectra at the sea surface. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 114 (C02001),
  • Presentations

    Clayton, S. (2017). Submesoscale fronts structure and enhance the biodiversity of picophytoplankton communities. Oral Presentation presented at ASLO Meeting 2017.
    Clayton, S. (2016). Uncovering regional variations in the balance of physical and biological controls on phytoplankton ecology with underway flow cytometry. Oral Presentation presented at ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016.
    Clayton, S. (2016). Submesoscale fronts structure phytoplankton communities and modulate net community production. Poster presented at OCB Summer Workshop, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    Clayton, S. (November, 2015). Mining big oceanographic data: a case study in plankton ecology. Oral Presentation presented at eScience Community Seminar, University of Washington.
    Clayton, S. (2014). Fine scale ecology of picoeukaryotes across the Kuroshio Extension. Poster presented at ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014.
    Clayton, S. (April, 2014). Dispersal, eddies and the diversity of marine phytoplankton. Oral Presentation presented at Physical Oceanography Seminar,University of Washington.
    Clayton, S. (2013). Ocean eddies and dispersal maintain phytoplankton diversity. Oral Presentation presented at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2013.
    Clayton, S. (2012). The Kuroshio Front: ecological barrier or blender? Oral Presentation presented at ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012.
    Clayton, S. (November, 2012). Phytoplankton diversity hotspots: models and observations. Oral Presentation presented at Physical Oceanography Seminar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    Clayton, S. (2010). Fine-scale observations of plankton community structure across the Kuroshio Front. Poster presented at ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010.
    Clayton, S. (2009). Microbial and chemical signatures of transient eddies in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Poster presented at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2009.
    Clayton, S. (2007). The role of advection and diffusion in determining the patchiness of passive and reactive tracers at the sea surface. Oral Presentation presented at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2007.
  • 2007: Darbyshire Prize, Bangor University
  • 2007: Dr John Roberts Jones Prize, Bangor University
  • 2005: Ray Delahunty Prize, Bangor University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Clayton, S. "Determining Variability in Phytoplankton Community Structure And Diversity From 2017 Underway Optics" $61,032. 2017 - 2017
    Clayton, S. "Does Turbulence Control Phytoplankton Community Structure at the Kuroshio Front" $14,715. 2010 - 2010
    Clayton, S. "Kuroshio Extension fieldwork expenses" $2,600. 2009 - 2009
    Clayton, S. "Society for Underwater Technology Outstanding Undergraduate Prize" $1,000. 2007 - 2007
    Clayton, S. "Society for Underwater Technology Educational Support Fund" $4,000. 2005 - 2006