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New ARCTOS PhD: Emmelie Åström

On Friday, April 20th, Emmelie Åström successfully defended her PhD project at UiT, entitled: ‘Benthic communities at high-Arctic cold seeps: Faunal response to methane seepage […]

New ARCTOS PhD: Emmelie Åström

On Friday, April 20th, Emmelie Åström successfully defended her PhD project at UiT, entitled: ‘Benthic communities at high-Arctic cold seeps: Faunal response to methane seepage in Svalbard’. The main aim of Emmelie’s research has been to describe cold seep communities and habitats on the shelf of western Svalbard and in the Barents Sea. The key findings of her thesis are: […]

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ARCTOS Student Forum 2018

Written by Christine Dybwad, ARCTOS student representative 2017-2018 Like in the past years, ARCTOS students enjoyed a student focused workshop before the official ARCTOS days. This year, the trip went to beautiful Sommarøy outside of Tromsø. A total of 10 Masters and PhD students attended: Madgalena Wutkowska from the University Center on Svalbard (UNIS), Hanna Kauko from the Norwegian Polar […]

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Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS)

Last week ARCTOS members Janne Søreide (UNIS) and Malin Daase (UiT) came together with their Russian colleagues in Montenegro to work on plankton data from Isfjorden collected within the IMOS project. Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS), funded by NFR and led by Janne Søreide, is a collaboration between ARCTOS members at UNIS and the Murmansk Marine Biological Insitute (MMBI), the […]

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Master project opportunity in ecotoxicology

Sensitivity of polar cod embryos to acute exposure to the water soluble fraction of crude oil and PAHs. Supervisor: Jasmine Nahrgang What In the depths of the Arctic shelf seas and beneath the sea ice hides the abundant and endemic fish species Boreogadus saida, commonly called polar cod. A high abundance, wide distribution and large predator clade distinguishes polar cod […]

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More new ARCTOS PhDs

2017 will be a record year for ARCTOS in terms of PhD defenses with so far nine PhD defenses and more to come. In June, Ireen Vieweg and Ann Eileen Lennert successfully defended their theses (read more here). On July 28th, Marc Silberberger defended his thesis entitled ‘Spatial scales of benthic ecosystem in the sub-Arctic Lofoten-Vesterålen region’ at Nord University […]

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Arctic Frontiers PhD workshop 2018

ARCTOS invites PhD candidates to a student workshop offering an exciting program for early career scientists working on issues related to the Arctic. The workshop is taking place 21-31 January 2018 in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference and continues afterwards in Svolvær, Lofoten. As part of the workshop, participants have to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference and give a […]

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MICROSNOW in the field and in the lab

MICROSNOW (Marine snow, pelagic-benthic coupling and the impact of the harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica, and other agents in a high-latitude fjord) is a new research project led by Camilla Svensen (UiT), with partners from IMR (Jofrid Skardhamar), NPI (Peter Thor), UiT (Fredrika Norrbin), DTU (Marja Koski), and AWI (Morten Iversen) and is funded by the FRAM flagship “Fjord and Coast”. […]

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Polar Cod, Crude Oil and a changing environment in Godthåbsfjord

Also June is busy with PhD defenses. On June 8th, Lars-Henrik Larsen from Akvaplan-niva defended his thesis: ‘Navigare necesse est’. Bio Environmental implications of shipping in the European Arctic. Congratulations! Read more about it here. On June 22nd at 10:15, Ireen Vieweg will give her trial lecture: ‘The sensitivity of Arctic fish species to oil and contaminant exposure: the influence […]

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Three new ARCTOS PhDs

How may ocean acidification affect the Arctic marine ecosystem in the future? On May 5th, Allison Bailey successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘The fate of a key Arctic copepod in future ocean acidification: Integrating molecular, organismal, and evolutionary thinking in the face of climate change’. Older developmental stages of Calanus glacialis were most sensitive to low pH, and not the […]

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Three ARCTOS PhD students will defend their thesis in May!

Adriana Sardi and Allison Bailey will defend their thesis on May 5th, and Julie Grenvald on May 9th. Adriana has been working on ‘Biomonitoring and risk assessment tools to manage the impact of diesel oil in tropical coastal habitats’ and the defense is taking place at 12:15 in Auditorium 1.022 in the Technology building at UiT. Her trial lecture is […]

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