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Malin Daase

Post-doctoral researcher UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
Address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 64 68 82
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Research interests:

  • Arctic marine ecology with particular interest in zooplankton ecology (population dynamics and life history adaptations of copepods)
  • Effects of variation in the physical environment on zooplankton distribution and life history traits
  • Sea ice biota.

Running national and international projects:

  • Marine Night, 2013-2016, Research Council of Norway
  • COPPY: Fate of COPePod secondarY production in a changing Arctic

Completed national and international projects:

Relevant publications:

  1. Berge J, Daase M, Renaud PE, Ambrose WG, Darnis G, Last KS, Leu E, Cohen J, Johnsen G, Moline MA, Cottier F, Varpe Ø, Shunatova N, Balazy P, Morata N, Massabuau JC, Falk-Petersen S, Kosobokova K, Hoppe CJM, Weslawski JM, Kuklinski P, Legezynska J, Nikishina D, Cusa M, Kedra M, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Vogedes D, Camus L, Tran D, Michaud E, Gabrielsen TM, Granovitch A, Gonchar A, Krapp R. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offers new perspectives on a warming Arctic. Current Biology. In press
  2. Berge J, Cottier F, Darnis G, Falk-Petersen S, Gabrielsen T, Johnsen G, Last K, Leu E, Lønne OJ, Moline M, Nahrgang J, Renaud PE, Seuthe L, Søreide J, Varpe Ø, Weslawski JM, Daase M. (2015) In the dark: A review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005
  3. Barber DG, Hop H, Mundy CJ, Else B, Dmitrenko IA, Tremblay JE, Ehn JK, Assmy P, Daase M, Candlish LM, Rysgaard S. (2015) Selected physical, biological and biogeochemical implications of a rapidly changing Arctic Marginal Ice Zone. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.09.003
  4. Varpe Ø, Daase M, Kristiansen T (2015). A fish-eye view on the changing Arctic lightscape. ICES Journal of Marine Systems. 10.1093/icesjms/fsv129
  5. Cohen JH, Berge J, Moline MA, Sørensen AJ, Last K, Falk-Petersen S, Renaud P, Leu E, Grenvald J, Cottier F, Cronin H, Menze S, Norgren P, Varpe Ø, Daase M, Darnis G, Johnsen G (2015) Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton? Plos One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126247
  6. Daase M, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S (2014) Non Consumptive mortality in copepods: occurrence of Calanus spp. carcasses in the Arctic Ocean during winter. Journal of Plankton Research, 36, 1, 129-144. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt079
  7. Hop H, Bluhm B, Daase M, Gradinger R, Poulin M (2013) Arctic sea ice biota. Arctic Report Card.
  8. Assmy P, Ehn JK, Fernández-Méndez M, Hop H, Katlein C, Sundfjord A, Bluhm K, Daase M, Engel A, Fransson A, Granskog MA, Hudson SR, Kristiansen S, Nicolaus M, Peeken I, Renner AHH, Spreen G, Tatarek A, Wiktor J (2013) Floating ice-algal aggregates below melting Arctic sea ice. PLOS One, 8,10
  9. Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø, Wold A, Søreide JE, Leu E, Berge J, Philippe B, Darnis G, Fortier L. (2013) Plasticity in timing of reproductive events in Calanus glacialis: a Pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70, 871-884
  10. Niehoff B, Wolf T, Knüppel N, Daase M, Czerny J, Boxhammer T. (2013) Mesozooplankton community development at elevated CO2 concentrations: Results from a mesocosm experiment in an Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences 10, 1391-1406, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1391-2013
  11. Leu E, Daase M, Schulz KG, Stuhr A, Riebesell U. (2013) Effect of ocean acidification on the fatty acid composition of a natural plankton community. Biogeosciences 10, 1143-1153, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1143-2013
  12. Berge J, Varpe Ø, Moline MA, Wold A, Renaud PE, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S (2012) Retention of endemic keystone species in a future ice-free Arctic Ocean. Biology Letter, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0517
  13. Rabindranath A , Daase M, Wallace MI, Wold A, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J, Brierley AS (2011) Seasonal and diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic during autumn midnight sun of 2008. Marine Biodiversity 41:365–382
  14. Daase M, Søreide JE, Martynova D (2011) Egg hatching success and naupliar development time of Calanus glacialis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:111-124
  15. Daase M, Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Vogedes D (2008) Vertical distribution of Calanus spp. and Metridia longa at four Arctic locations. Marine Biology Research 4:3,193-207
  16. Daase M, Vik JO, Bagøien E, Stenseth NC, Eiane K (2007) The influence of advection on Calanus near Svalbard: statistical relations between salinity, temperature and copepod abundance. Journal of Plankton Research 29(10):903-911
  17. Daase M, Eiane K (2007) Mesozooplankon distribution in northern Svalbard waters in relation to hydrography. Polar Biology 30 (8):969-981
  18. Arnkvaern G, Daase M, Eiane K (2005) Dynamics of coexisting Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus in a high-Arctic fjord. Polar Biology 28 (7), 528-538
  19. Eiane K, Daase M (2002) Observation of mass mortality of Themisto libellula (Amphipoda, Hyperidae). Polar Biology 25: 396-398

Selected other publications:

  • Daase M (2008) Mesozooplankton distribution in Svalbard waters: Calanus spp. and its relationship to hydrographic variability. Ph.D. thesis, University of Bergen. ISBN 978-82-308-0509-1

Popular science and outreach:

  • Søreide JE, Daase M, Freese D (2013) Ishavsåta i varmere hav med mindre is. Klima 2-2013