Assistant Professor

Sophie Clayton

423 Oceanography & Physics Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, (2013)

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

Articles

Ribalet, F., Berthiaume, C., Hynes, A., Swalwell, J., Carlson, M., Clayton, S., Hennon, G., Poirier, C., Shimabukuro, E., White, A. and Armbrust, E. Virginia. (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 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 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 .
Clayton, S. ( 2016). Submesoscale fronts structure phytoplankton communities and modulate net community production. Poster OCB Summer Workshop, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution .
Clayton, S. (November , 2015). Mining big oceanographic data: a case study in plankton ecology. Oral Presentation eScience Community Seminar, University of Washington .
Clayton, S. ( 2014). Fine scale ecology of picoeukaryotes across the Kuroshio Extension. Poster ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 .
Clayton, S. (April , 2014). Dispersal, eddies and the diversity of marine phytoplankton. Oral Presentation Physical Oceanography Seminar,University of Washington .
Clayton, S. ( 2013). Ocean eddies and dispersal maintain phytoplankton diversity. Oral Presentation ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2013 .
Clayton, S. ( 2012). The Kuroshio Front: ecological barrier or blender? Oral Presentation ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012 .
Clayton, S. (November , 2012). Phytoplankton diversity hotspots: models and observations. Oral Presentation Physical Oceanography Seminar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution .
Clayton, S. ( 2010). Fine-scale observations of plankton community structure across the Kuroshio Front. Poster ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010 .
Clayton, S. ( 2009). Microbial and chemical signatures of transient eddies in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Poster 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 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2007 .
  • 2007: Darbyshire Prize, Bangor University
  • 2007: Dr John Roberts Jones Prize, Bangor University
  • 2005: Ray Delahunty Prize, Bangor University