Culverhouse Phil F.

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    RAPID : research on automated plankton identification
    (Oceanography Society, 2007-06) Benfield, Mark C. ; Grosjean, Philippe ; Culverhouse, Phil F. ; Irigoien, Xabier ; Sieracki, Michael E. ; Lopez-Urrutia, Angel ; Dam, Hans G. ; Hu, Qiao ; Davis, Cabell S. ; Hansen, Allen ; Pilskaln, Cynthia H. ; Riseman, Edward M. ; Schultz, Howard ; Utgoff, Paul E. ; Gorsky, Gabriel
    When Victor Hensen deployed the first true plankton1 net in 1887, he and his colleagues were attempting to answer three fundamental questions: What planktonic organisms are present in the ocean? How many of each type are present? How does the plankton’s composition change over time? Although answering these questions has remained a central goal of oceanographers, the sophisticated tools available to enumerate planktonic organisms today offer capabilities that Hensen probably could never have imagined.