Not everyone has a genus (nevermind a species) named after them! But this study by a team of Czech and Slovak scientists introduces the bacteria Gibliniella, named “in honor of Anne E. Giblin, a well–known North American ecologist who stud[ies] anthropogenic inputs to ecosystems.” Giblin, director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, has worked for decades at the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site at Toolik Lake, Alaska, among other field sites.
Just out, including a new genus named after twitterless Anne E. Giblin!: Diversity of cyanobacteria at the Alaska North Slope with description of two new genera: Gibliniella and Shackletoniella https://t.co/ALnhnCXqkv #ARCLTER #Toolik @USLTER @MBLScience @MBLEcosystems
— Jane Tucker (@jt_aquaeco) December 4, 2019
Photo caption: Morphological diversity of Gibliniella gen. nov. Gibliniella alaskaensis. From: 10.1093/femsec/fiz189et al. (2019) DOI: