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Marit Reigstad


Research interests: Marine plankton ecology and flux of organic matter Main focus: Fate of primary production through vertical carbon export and regulation and physical-biological coupling influencing production and export.…Read More
UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology Work 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 45 25 Website: Research group Arctic Marine System Ecology Website: UiT employee presentation

Research interests:

Marine plankton ecology and flux of organic matter

Main focus: Fate of primary production through vertical carbon export and regulation and physical-biological coupling influencing production and export.

I started my career in fjords, investigating how the pelagic plankton community regulated vertical flux of organic matter, seasonality, and the impact of advection on fjord ecology. Since 2000, I have worked in the Arctic seasonal ice zone on how the physical environment impacts plankton productivity and communities and the resulting vertical flux of organic matter. I have used short term sediment traps for flux studies, experimental studies on particle attenuation and modification, and physical-biological coupled modeling for up-scaling to larger temporal and spatial scales, as well as to evaluate specific processes and interactions.

Student project opportunities:

Examples of completed PhD and Master projects:

  • Christine Dybwad (2016): Fate of production in the Arctic seasonal ice zone (MSc)
  • Ingrid Wiedmann (2015): Potential drivers of the downward carbon and particle flux in Arctic marine ecosystems under contrasting hydrographical and ecological situations (PhD)
  • Maria Therese Antonsen (2014): Annual population dynamics of the small harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica in a high latitude fjord (Balsfjord, Northern Norway) (MSc)
  • Hildur Petursdottir (2012): Trophic relationships and the role of Calanus in the oceanic ecosystems south and north of Iceland (PhD)
  • Anette Wold (2012): Calanus glacialis: The role of lipids in the life cycle and for the pelagic food web (PhD)
  • Lena Seuthe (2011): Planktonic food webs in the Arctic Ocean: Structure and function in contrasting seasons and physical settings across Fram Strait (PhD)
  • Helene Hodal (2011): Primary production and the relevance of small autotrophic and heterotrophic cells in Arctic marine ecosystems (PhD)
  • Kriss Rokkan Iversen (2011): The microbial food web in a changing Arctic Ocean: Seasonal structure and function, regulatory mechanisms and carbon dynamics in Svalbard waters (PhD)

Running national and international projects:

  • CarbonBridge: Bridging marine productivity regimes: How Atlantic inflow affects productivity, carbon cycling and export in a melting Arctic Ocean, 2014-2017, NFR (Lead PI)
  • The Nansen Legacy, a national project initiative on drivers and functions of the ecosystem in the northern Barents Sea region (Lead PI), initiating phase 2014-2017, planned project phase 2018-2023
  • A-TWAIN: Monitoring of Atlantic inflow to the Arctic Ocean. Fram Centre Flagship project, 2011-
  • Transsiz: Transitions in the Arctic seasonal ice zone, Polarstern expedition initiated through the IASC endorsed ‘Arctic in Rapid Transition’ network
  • FAABulous: Future Arctic Algae Blooms – and their role in the context of climate change, 2015-2018, NFR
  • NorLUS: Spatiotemporal distribution and abundance of salmon lice in Norther Norwegian fjords, 2015-2017, Regional Forskningsfond

Completed national and international projects:

  • CONFLUX on vertical flux regulation (Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse, 2010-2013), Lead PI, researcher
  • iAOOS Norway: Closing the loop (NFR, 2007-2009), WP-leader
  • Arctic Calanus in the Barents Sea Ecosystem (StatoilHydro, 2006-2008), WP leader
  • CABANERA – Carbon flux and ecosystem feedback in the northern Barents Sea in an era of climate change. (NFR, 2003-2006), Co-leader. Post doc/ researcher
  • MACESIZ – Marine climate and ecosystems in the seasonal ice zone (NFR, 2003-2006), researcher
  • GLIMPSE – Global implications of Arctic climate processes and feedbacks (EU, 2003-2006), researcher
  • FAMIZFood web uptake of persistent organic pollutants in the Arctic Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea (EU, 2001-2002), researcher
  • ALV – Climate change and carbon flux in the marginal ice zone of the European Arctic (NFR, 1998-2000), short stipend from UiT associated to the project
  • Program on Norwegian Coastal Ecology (NFR, 1995-2000), PhD project
  • Program on Marine Pollution (NTNF, 1994-95), scientific assistant
  • Pelagic eutrophication and sedimentation in the Bight of Riga (Nordic Council of Ministers, 1993-1996), scientific assistant

Relevant scientific publications (see also Google Scholar, ORCid, ResearcherID):

  1. Marquardt M, Vader A, Stübner E, Reigstad M, Gabrielsen T (2016). Strong seasonality of marine microbial eukaryotes in a high-Arctic fjord (Isfjorden, West Spitsbergen). Appl Environ Microbiol 82:1868–1880
  2. Stübner E, Søreide J, Reigstad M, Marquardt M, Blachowiak-Samolyk K (2016) Common strangers – seasonal meroplankton dynamics in high-Arctic Adventfjorden, Svalbard. J Plankton Res. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv124
  3. Wiedmann I, Reigstad M, Marquardt M, Vader A, Gabrielsen T (2016). Vertical flux seasonality in an ice-free high Arctic fjord – different from sub-Arctic fjords? J Mar Systems 154: 192-205
  4. Holding JM, Duarte CM, Sanz-Martín M, Mesa E, Arrieta JM, Chierici M, Hendriks IE, García-Corral LS, Regaudie-de-GiouxA, Delgado A, Reigstad M, Wassmann P, and Agustí S (2015). Temperature dependence of CO2-enhanced primary production in the European Arctic Ocean. Nature Climate Change.
  5. Tremblay JE, Anderson LG, Matrai P, Coupel P, Belanger S, Michel C, Reigstad, M (2015). Global and local drivers of nutrient supply, primary production and CO2 drawdown in the changing Arctic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography 139: 171-196
  6. Michel C, Hamilton J, Hansen E, Barber D, Reigstad M, Iocozza J, Seuthe L, Niemi A (2015). Arctic Ocean outflow shelves in the changing Arctic: A review and perspectives. Progress in Oceanography 139: 66-88
  7. Randelhoff A, Sundfjord A, Reigstad M (2015). Seasonal variability and fluxes of nitrate in the surface waters over the Arctic shelf slope. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063655
  8. Findlay HS, Gibson G, Kędra M, Morata N, Orchowska M, Pavlov AK, Reigstad M, Silyakova A, Tremblay J-E, Walczowski W, Weydmann A, Wood C (2015). Responses in Arctic marine carbon cycle processes: conceptual scenarios & implications for ecosystem function. Polar Res. 34, 24252,
  9. Wiedmann I, Reigstad M, Sundfjord A, Basedow SL (2014) Potential Drivers of Sinking Particle’s Size Spectra and vertical flux of particulate organic carbon (POC): Turbulence, phytoplankton and zooplankton. JGR ocean. 119 (10): 6900–6917. DOI: 1002/2013JC009754
  10. Svensen C, Morata N, Reigstad M (in press). Increased degradation of copepod faecal pellets by co-acting dinoflagellates and Centropages hamatus. Mar Ecol. Prog. Ser.
  11. Lydersen C, Assmy P, Falk-Petersen S, Kohler J, Kovacs K, Reigstad M, Steen H, Strøm H, Sundfjord A, Varpe Ø, Walcowski W, Weslawski JM, Zajaczkowski M (2014). The importance of tidewater glaciers for marine mammals and seabirds in Svalbard, Norway. J Mar Systems 129: 452-471.
  12. Vaquer Sunyer R, Duarte CM, Holding J, Regaudie-de Gioux AGarcía-Corral LS, Reigstad M Wassmann P (2013). Seasonal patterns in Arctic planktonic metabolism (Fram Strait – Svalbard region). Biogeosciences 10: 1451-1469.
  13. Tamelander T, Reigstad M, Olli K, Slagstad D, Wassmann P (2013). New Production Regulates Export Stoichiometry in the Ocean. PLOS ONE 8(1): e54027. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054027
  14. Hunt GL Jr, Blanchard AL, Boveng P, Dalpadado P, Drinkwater K, Eisnere L, Hopcroft R, Kovacs KM, Norcross BL, Renaud PE, Reigstad M, Renner M, Skjoldal HR, Whitehouse A, Woodgate RA (2013). The Barents and Chukchi Seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems. Journal of Marine Systems 109-110: 43-68.
  15. Svensen C, Wexels Riser C, Reigstad M, Seuthe L (2012). Degradation of copepod faecal pellets in the upper layer: role of microbial community and Calanus finmarchicus (Gunnerus). MEPS. 462: 39-49
  16. Hodal H, Kristiansen S, Hop H, Falk Petersen S, Reigstad M (2012). Spring bloom dynamics in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard: Nutrients, phytoplankton, protozoans and primary production. Polar Biology 35:191-203. DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1053-7
  17. Wassmann P, Reigstad M (2011). Future Arctic Ocean seasonal ice zones and implications for pelagic-benthic coupling. Oceanography 24: 220-231.
  18. Seuthe L, Töpper B, Reigstad M, Thyrhaug R, Vaquer-Suñer R (2011). Microbial communities and processes in ice-covered Arctic waters of the northwestern Fram Strait (75-80°N) during the vernal pre-bloom phase. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 64: 253-266. doi: 10.3354/ame01525
  19. Skardhamar J, Reigstad M, Carroll J, Eiane K, Wexels Riser C, Slagstad D (2011). Effects of mortality changes on biomass and production in Calanus populations. Aquatic Biology 12: 129-145.
  20. Reigstad M, Carroll J, Slagstad D, Ellingsen I, Wassmann P (2011). Intra-regional comparison of productivity, carbon flux and ecosystem composition within the northern Barents Sea. Prog. Oceanogr. 90: 33-46. doi:1016/j.pocean.2011.02.005
  21. Mauritzen, C., E. Hansen, M. Andersson, B. Berx, A. Beszczynska-Möller, I. Burud, K. Christensen, G. Dalsbø, J. Debernard, L. DeSteur, P. Dodd, S. Gerland, Ø. Godøy, B. Hansen, S. Hudson, F. Høydalsvik, R. Ingvaldsen P.E. Isachsen, Y. Kasajima, I. Koszalka, K. M. Kovacs, M. Køltzow, J. LaCasce, C. M. Lee, T. Lavergne, Christian Lydersen, M. Nicolaus, F. Nilsen, O.A. Nøst, K.A. Orvik, Reigstad, H. Schyberg, L. Seuthe, Ø. Skagseth, J. Skarðhamar, R. Skogseth, A. Sperrevik, C. Svensen, H. Søiland, S.H. Teigen, V. Tverberg, C. Wexels Riser (2011). Closing the Loop – Approaches to monitoring the state of the Arctic Mediterranean during the International Polar Year 2007-2008. Prog. Oceanogr. 90: 62-89.
  22. Kivimäe C, Bellerby RGJ, Fransson, A, Reigstad M, Johannesssen, T (2010). A carbon budget for the Barents Sea. Deep-Sea Research I 57:1532-1542. doi:10.1016/ j.dsr.2010.05.006.
  23. Vaquer-Suñer R, Duarte CM, Santiago R, Wassmann P, Reigstad M (2010). Experimental Evaluation of planktonic respiration response to warming in the European Arctic Sector. Polar Biol. 33(12): 1661-1671.
  24. Wexels Riser C, Reigstad M, Wassmann P (2010). Zooplankton mediated carbon export: a seasonal study in a northern Norwegian fjord. Marine Biology Research 6: 461-471.
  25. Tamelander T, Reigstad M, Ratkova T, Hop H (2009) Ice algal assemblages and vertical export of organic matter from sea ice in the Barents Sea and Nansen Basin (Arctic Ocean). Polar Biology 32: 1261-1273.
  26. Reigstad M, Wexels Riser C, Wassmann P, Ratkova TN (2008) Vertical export of particulate organic carbon: Attenuation, composition and loss rates in the northern Barents Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (21-22): 2308-2319
  27. Wexels Riser C, Wassmann P, Reigstad M, Seuthe L (2008). Vertical flux regulation by zooplankton in the northern Barents Sea during Arctic spring. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21): 2320-2329
  28. Pasternak A, Arashkevich E, Reigstad M, Wassmann P, Falk-Petersen S (2008). Dividing mesozooplankton into upper and lower size groups: applications to the grazing impact in the MIZ of the Barents Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21): 2245-2256
  29. Renaud PE, Morata N, Carroll ML, Denisenko SG, Reigstad M (2008). Pelagic-benthic coupling in the western Barents Sea: Processes and time scales. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21): 2372-2380
  30. Tamelander T, Reigstad M, Hop H, Carroll M (2008). Pelagic and sympagic contribution of organic matter to zooplankton and vertical export in the Barents Sea marginal ice zone. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21): 2330-2339
  31. Morozov A, Arashkevich E, Reigstad M, Falk-Petersen,S (2008). Influence of spatial heterogeneity on the type of zooplankton functional response: A study based on field observations. Deep Sea Research Part II 55 (20-21), 2285-2291.
  32. Pedersen T, Nilsen M, Nilssen EM, Berg E, Reigstad M (2008). Trophic model of a lightly exploited cod-dominated ecosystem. Ecological Modeling 214: 95-111.
  33. Reigstad M & Wassmann P (2007) Does Phaeocystis contribute significantly to vertical export of organic carbon? Biogeochemistry 83: 217-234
  34. Gasparovic B, Plavsic M, Boskovic N, Cosovic B. Reigstad M (2007) Organic matter characterization in Barents Sea and eastern Arctic Ocean during summer. Marine Chemistry 105: 151-165.
  35. Wexels Riser C, Reigstad M, Wassmann P, Arashkevich E, Falk-Petersen, S (2007). Export or retention? Copepod abundance, faecal pellet production and vertical flux in the marginal ice zone through snap shots from the northern Barents Sea. Polar Biology, 30: 719-730
  36. Olli K, Wassmann P, Reigstad M, Ratkova TN., Arashkevich E, Pasternak A, Matrai P, Knulst J, Tranvik L., Haarakalju R, Jakobsen A (2007). The fate of production in the central Arctic Ocean – top-down regulation by zooplankton expatriates? Progress in Oceanography, 72 (1), 84-113.
  37. Wassmann P, Reigstad M, Haug T, Rudels B., Carrol ML, Hop H, Gabrielsen GW, Falk-Petersen S, Denisenko SG, Arashkevich E, Slagstad D, Pavlova O (2006). Food webs and carbon flux in the Barents Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 71 (2-4), 232-287.
  38. Belviso S, Thouzeau G, Schmidt S, Reigstad M, Wassmann P, Arashkevich E, Stefels J (2006) Significance of vertical flux as a sink for surface water DMPS and as a source for the sediment surface in coastal zones of northern Europe. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 68: 473-488
  39. Sobek A, Reigstad M, Gustavsson Ö (2006). Partitioning of polychlorinated biphenyls between Arctic seawater and size-fractionated zooplankton. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(7): 1720-1728
  40. Wassmann P, Slagstad D, Wexels Riser C, Reigstad M (2006). Modelling the ecosystem dynamics of the marginal ice zone and central Barents Sea. II. Carbon flux and climate variability. Journal of Marine Systems 59: 1-24
  41. Reigstad M, Wexels Riser C, Svensen C (2005). Fate of copepod faecal pellets and the role of Oithona Mar Ecol Prog Ser 304: 265-270
  42. Wassmann P, Ratkova T, Reigstad M (2005). The contribution of single and colonial cells of Phaeocystis pouchetii to spring and summer blooms in the north-eastern North Atlantic. Harmful Algae 4(5): 823-840
  43. Gasparovic B, Plavcic M, Cosovic B, Reigstad M (2005). Organic matter characterization and fate in the subarctic Norwegian fjords during late spring/summer period. Estuarine Coast Shelf Science 62: 95-107
  44. Reigstad M, Wexels Riser C, Øygarden S, Wassmann P, Rey F (2002) Variation in hydrography, nutrients and chlorophyll a in the marginal ice zone and the central Barents Sea. Journal of Marine Systems 38: 9-29
  45. Hamm C, Reigstad M, Wexels Riser C, Mühlebach A, Wassmann P (2001). On the trophic fate of Phaeocystis pouchetii VIII: Differential sedimentation of diatom- and Phaeocystis-derived organic matter via krill fecal strings during a Phaeocystis bloom in the Balsfjord, Northern Norway. Marine Ecology Progress Series 209: 55-69
  46. Reigstad M, Wassmann P, Ratkova T, Arashkevich E, Pasternak A, Øygarden S (2000) Comparative spring vertical export of biogenic matter in north Norwegian fjords. Marine Ecology Progress Series 201: 73-89
  47. Wassmann P, Reigstad M, Øygarden S, Rey F (2000). Seasonal variation in hydrography, nutrients and suspended biomass in a subarctic fjord: applying hydrographic features and biological markers to trace water masses and circulation significant for phytoplankton production. Sarsia. 85: 237-249
  48. Lundsgaard C, Olesen M, Reigstad M, Olli K (1999). Sources of settling material: Aggregation and zooplankton mediated fluxes in the Gulf of Riga. Journal of Marine Systems 23: 197-210
  49. Reigstad M. Heiskanen A-S & Wassmann P (1999). Seasonal and spatial variation of suspended and sedimented nutrients (C, N, P) in the pelagic system of the Gulf of Riga. Journal of Marine Systems 23: 211-232
  50. Wassmann P. Egge JK, Reigstad M, Aksnes DL (1997). Influence of silicate addition on vertical flux of particulate biogenic matter. Marine Pollution Bullentin 33 (1-6): 10-21
  51. Reigstad M, Wassmann P (1996). Importance of advection for the pelagic -benthic coupling in north Norwegian fjords. Sarsia 80: 245-257
  52. Wassmann P, Svendsen H, Keck A, Reigstad M (1996). Selected aspects of the dynamics of particulate fluxes in the coastal zone of northern Norway. Journal of Marine Systems 8: 53-71
  53. Riebesell U, Reigstad M, Wassmann P, Noji T, Passow U (1995). On the trophic fate of Phaeocystis pouchetii (Hariot): VI. Significance of Phaeocystis-derived mucus for vertical flux. Netherland Journal of Sea Research 33(2): 193-203

Popular Science and outreach (some examples):

  • Raske endringer i Arktis – påvirkning av plante- og dyreliv. Invited speaker. Norwegian Technological Academy of Sciences seminar, Tromsø, Norway, 2015.
  • The Nansen Legacy project. Invited presentation, Norsk Havforskerforening, Tromsø, 2015
  • Arven etter Nansen, T. Eldevik og M. Reigstad, kronikk, Bergens Tidende 01.04.2014.
  • Marine ecology and Climate presentation for the Brazilian ambassador of Norway, 2014
  • Smeltende havis gir større dyphavsdyr, EKKO, NRK radio, interview and discussion on sinking material in the Arctic Ocean. 20 mars 2013.
  • Food from the Barents Sea: Basis for the rich fisheries and what about the future. Invited presentation for Davvin, the student environmental organisation, workshop, 2012
  • Hav og vind bidrar til havisens forsvinning. Hansen E, Reigstad M, Dodd P (2010). Klima 3, 4-5.
  • Framstredet tar tempen på Arktis. Reigstad M, Hansen E, Gerland S (2008). OTTAR 272: 3-11.
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Henning Reiss

Associate Professor

Research interests:
  • Benthic ecology
  • Benthic foodwebs
  • Modeling of distributions
  • Effects of climate change on benthos
  • Anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems
  • Sustainable ecosystem management.
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Nord UniversityFaculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture Work address Nord University Post box 1490 Bodø 8049 Norway Work Phone: +47 75 51 75 76

Research interests:

  • Benthic ecology
  • Benthic foodwebs
  • Modeling of distributions
  • Effects of climate change on benthos
  • Anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems
  • Sustainable ecosystem management.
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Paul Renaud

Senior researcher (APN), Professor II (UNIS)

Research interests:Community structure of Arctic benthos
  • Food web dynamics / trophic exchange
  • Pelagic-benthic coupling
  • Marine biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Environmental management.
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Akvaplan-nivaArctic R&D Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 75 03 19

Research interests:Community structure of Arctic benthos

  • Food web dynamics / trophic exchange
  • Pelagic-benthic coupling
  • Marine biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Environmental management.

Running national and international projects:

  • “Arctic Ocean ecosystems – Applied technology, Biological interactions and Consequences in an era of abrupt climate change (ArcticABC)” (2015-2019, NFR)
  • “Combined effects of multiple organic stressors from jellyfish blooms and aquaculture operations on seafloor ecosystems (JellyFarm)” (2015-2018, NFR)
  • “Declining size – a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna? (DWARF)” (2014-2017, NFR)
  • “POLNOR – The changing ocean of the Polar north” (2014-2017, NFR)
  • “Environmental management of petroleum activities in the Barents Sea: Norwegian-Russian collaboration (EMAP)” (2014-2017, NFR)
  • “Integrated assessment of oil spill impact and recovery on Brazilian coastal habitats” (2013-2016 NFR)
  • “Mare incognitum – ecological processes during the polar night (MarineNight)”  (2012-1015, NFR)

Completed national and international projects:

  • “Ecosystem-based management of the Barents Sea: benthic ecosystem modeling” Norges forskningsråd (Principle investigator)
  • “Benthic responses to seasonal carbon inputs: size-partitioned remineralization on two Arctic continental shelves” US National Science Foundation Polar Programs (Principle investigator)
  • “Secondary-education opportunities in Arctic research” Connecticut SeaGrant, USA
  • “LISICOS: The Long Island Sound Observing System” US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (co-Principle investigator)
  • “Analysis of Georges Bank Benthic Communities” Marine Conservation Biology Institute
  • “Identification of infaunal communities from Georges Bank” US National Marine Fisheries Service
  • “Modeling benthic consumption, advection, and carbon subsidies in the Barents Sea” Norges forskningsråd (Principle investigator)
  • “Dynamic ranges of contaminants in polar marine ecosystems” Norges forskningsråd
  • “ECOBAR: Benthic indicators for monitoring the Ecosystem of the Barents Sea” Norges forskningsrådet (Principle investigator)
  • “Arctic Tipping Points” EU 7th Framework Programme (co-PI)

Relevant scientific publications (since 2010):

  1. Berge, J., M. Daase, P.E. Renaud, W.G. Ambrose, Jr., G. Darnis, K.S. Last, E. Leu, J. Cohen, G. Johnsen, M.A. Moline, F. Cottier, Ø. Varpe, N. Shunatova, P. Bałazy, N. Morata, J.-C. Massabuau, S. Falk-Petersen, K. Kosobokova, C.J.M. Hoppe, J.M. Węsławski, P. Kuklinski, J. Legeżyńska, D. Nikishina, M. Cusa, M. Kędra, M. Włodarska-Kowalczuk, D. Vogedes, L. Camus, D. Tran, E. Michaud, T.M. Gabrielsen, A. Granovitch, A. Gonchar, R. Krapp, T.A. Callesen. 2015. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offers new perspectives on a warming Arctic. Current Biology 25: 1-7
  2. Renaud, P.E., T.S. Løkken, L.L. Jørgensen, J. Berge, B.J. Johnson. 2015. Macroalgal detritus and food-web subsidies along an Arctic fjord depth-gradient. Frontiers in Marine Science 2:31 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00031
  3. Cohen J.H., J. Berge, M.A. Moline, A.J. Sørensen, K. Last, S. Falk-Petersen, P. Renaud, E. Leu, J. Grenvald, F. Cottier, H. Cronin, S. Menze, P. Norgren, Ø. Varpe, M. Daase, G. Darnis, G. Johnsen. 2015. Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton? PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126247
  4. Meyer, K.S., A.K. Sweetman, C.M. Young, P.E. Renaud. 2015. Environmental factors structuring Arctic deep-sea megabenthos – a case study from a shelf and two fjord sites. Frontiers in Marine Science 2: 22. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00022
  5. Ambrose, W.G., W.L. Locke V, G.F. Bigelow, P.E. Renaud. 2015. Deposition of annual growth lines in the apex of the common limpet (Patella vulgata) from Shetland Islands, UK, and Norway: evidence from field marking and shell mineral content of annual line deposition. Environmental Archaeology doi:10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000058
  6. Berge, J., F. Cottier, G. Darnis, S. Falk-Petersen, T. Gabrielsen, G. Johnsen, K. Last, E. Leu, O.J. Lønne, M. Moline, J. Nahrgang, P.E. Renaud, L. Seuthe, J. Søreide, Ø. Varpe, J.M. Węsławski, M. Daase. 2015. In the dark: a review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Progress in Oceanography in press doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005
  7. Renaud, P.E., M.K. Sejr, B.A. Bluhm, B.I. Sirenko, I.H. Ellingsen. 2015. The future of Arctic benthos: Expansion, invasion, and biodiversity. Progress in Oceanography doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.07.007
  8. Orlova, E.L., A.V. Dolgov, P.E. Renaud, M. Greenacre, C. Halsband, V. Ivshin. 2015. Climatic and ecological drivers of euphausiid community structure vary spatially in the Barents Sea: relationships from a 58-year time series. Frontiers in Marine Science 1:74. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00074
  9. Berge, J., Cottier, F., Varpe, Ø., Renaud, P.E., Falk-Petersen S., Kwasniewski S., Griffiths C., Søreide, J., Johnsen G, Aubert A., Bjærke O., Hovinen J., Jung-Madsen S., Tveit M., Majaneva S. 2014. Arctic complexity:  a case study on diel vertical migration of zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research 36: 1279-1297 doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu059
  10. Vihtakari, M., I.E. Hendriks, J. Holding, P.E. Renaud, C.M. Duarte, J.N. Havenhand. 2013. Combined effects of ocean acidification and warming on sperm activity and early life stages of the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Water 5: 1890-1915 doi:10.3390/w5041890
  11. Orlova, E.L., A.V. Dolgov, P.E. Renaud, V.D. Boitsov, I.P. Prokopchuk, M.V. Zashihina.  2013. Structural changes in the macroplankton–pelagic fish–cod trophic complex caused by climatic effects. Marine Biology Research 9: 851-866
  12. Narayanaswamy, B., M. Coll, R. Danovaro, K. Davidson, H. Ojaveer, P.E. Renaud. 2013. Synthesis of knowledge on marine biodiversity in European Seas: from census to sustainable management. PLoS ONE 8:e58909, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058909
  13. Kędra, M., P.E. Renaud, H. Andrade, I. Goszczko, W.G. Ambrose, Jr. 2013. Benthic community structure, diversity and productivity in the shallow Barents Sea bank (Svalbard Bank). Marine Biology 160: 805-819 doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2135-y
  14. Majaneva, S., J. Berge, P.E. Renaud, A. Vader, E. Stübner, A.M. Rao, Ø. Sparre, M. Lehtiniemi. 2013. Aggregations of predator and prey affect predation impact of the Arctic ctenophore Mertensia ovum. Marine Ecology Progress Series 476: 87-100.
  15. Nahrgang, J., S.J. Brooks, A. Evenset, L. Camus, M. Jonsson, T.J. Smith, J. Lukina, M. Frantzen, E. Giarratano, P.E. Renaud. 2013. Seasonal variation in biomarkers in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Icelandic scallop (Chlamys islandica) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) – implications for environmental monitoring in the Barents Sea. Aquatic Toxicology 127: 21- 35 doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.01.009
  16. Hunt, G.L., A.L. Blanchard, P. Boveng, P. Dalpadado, K. Drinkwater, L. Eisner, R. Hopcroft, K.M. Kovacs, B.L. Norcross, P. Renaud, M. Reigstad, M. Renner, H.R. Skjoldal, G.A. Whitehouse, R. Woodgate. 2013. The Barents and Chukchi Seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems Journal of Marine Systems 109/110: 43-68   doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.08.003
  17. Berge, J., Ø. Varpe, M. Moline, A. Wold, P.E. Renaud, M. Daase, S. Falk-Peterson 2012. Retention of ice-associated amphipods: possible consequences for an ice-free Arctic Ocean. Biology Letters 8: 1012-1015 doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0517
  18. Krause-Jensen, D., N. Marbà, B. Olesen, M.K. Sejr, P. Christensen, J. Rodrigues, P.E. Renaud, S. Rysgaard. 2012. Seasonal sea ice cover as principal driver of spatial and temporal variation in depth extension and annual production of kelp in Greenland. Global Change Biology 18: 2981-2994 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02765.x
  19. Kortsch, S., R. Primicerio, F. Beuchel, P.E. Renaud, J. Rodrigues, O.J. Lønne, B. Gulliksen. 2012. Climate-driven regime shifts in Arctic marine benthos. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  109:14052-14057 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207509109
  20. Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., P.E. Renaud, J.M. Węsławski, S. Cochrane, S.G. Denisenko. 2012. Species diversity, functional complexity and rarity in Arctic fjordic versus open shelf benthic systems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 463: 73-87
  21. Sokołowski, A., M. Wołowicz, H. Asmus, R. Asmus, A. Carlier, Z. Gasiunaite, A. Grémare, H. Hummel, J. Lesutiené, A. Razinkovas, P.E. Renaud, P. Richard, M. Kędra. 2012. Is benthic food web structure related to diversity of marine macrobenthic communities? Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 108: 76-86
  22. Węsławski, J.M., M. Kędra, J. Przytarska, L. Kotwicki, I. Ellingsen, J. Skarðhamar, P. Renaud, I. Goszczko. 2012. A huge biocatalytic filter in the centre of the Barents Sea shelf? Oceanologia 54: 325-335
  23. Kovacs, K.M., C. Michel, B. Bluhm, T. Gaston, R. Gradinger, G. Hunt, S.E. Moore, P. Renaud, S. Rysgaard. 2012. Chapter 9.3 – Biological Impacts of Changes in Sea Ice in the Arctic. In: Climate Change and the Cryosphere: Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA). Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, Oslo pp 9.32-9.51
  24. Berge, J. T.M: Gabrielsen, M. Moline, P.E. Renaud. 2012 Evolution of the Arctic Calanus complex – an Arctic marine avocado? Journal of Plankton Research 34: 191-195
  25. Ambrose, W.G. Jr., P.E. Renaud, W.L. Locke, F. Cottier, J. Berge, M. Carroll, B. Levin, S. Ryan. 2012. Growth line deposition and variability in growth of two circumpolar bivalves (Serripes groenlandicus and Clinocardium ciliatum). Polar Biology 35: 345-354
  26. Renaud, P.E., J. Berge, Ø. Varpe, O.J. Lønne, J. Nahrgang, C. Ottesen, I. Hallanger. 2012. Is the poleward expansion by Atlantic cod and haddock threatening native polar cod, Boreogadus saida? Polar Biology 35: 401-412
  27. Link, H., P. Archambault, T. Tamelander, P.E. Renaud, D. Piepenburg. 2011. Spring-to-summer changes and regional variability of benthic processes in the western Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology 34: 2025-2038
  28. Andrade, H., P.E. Renaud. 2011. Polychaete/amphipod ratio as an indicator of environmental impact related to offshore oil and gas production along the Norwegian Coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62: 2839-2844
  29. Carroll, M.L., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., B.S. Levin, W.L. Locke, G.A. Henkes, H. Hop, P.E. Renaud. 2011. Pan-Svalbard growth rate variability and environmental regulation in the Arctic bivalve Serripes groenlandicus. Journal of Marine Systems 88: 239-251
  30. Jørgensen, L.L., P.E. Renaud, S.K. Cochrane. 2011. Improving benthic monitoring by combining trawl and grab surveys. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62: 1183-1190
  31. Bluhm, B.A., W.G. Ambrose Jr, M. Bergmann, L.M. Clough, A.V. Gebruk, C. Hasemann, K. Iken, M. Klages, I.R. MacDonald, P.E. Renaud, I. Schewe, T. Soltwedel, M. Wlodarska-Kowalczuk. 2011. Diversity of the Arctic deep-sea benthos. Marine Biodiversity 41: 87-107 doi 10.1007/s12526-010-0078-4
  32. Falk-Petersen, J., P.E. Renaud, N. Anisimova. 2011. Establishment and ecosystem effects of the alien invasive red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Barents Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq192
  33. Renaud, P.E., M. Tessmann, A. Evenset, G.N. Christensen. 2011. Benthic food-web structure of an Arctic fjord (Kongsfjord, Svalbard). Marine Biology Research 7: 13-26
  34. Morata, N., M. Poulin, P.E. Renaud. 2011. A multiple biomarker approach to tracking the fate of an ice algal bloom to the sea floor. Polar Biology 34: 101-112  doi 10.1007/s00300-010-0863-3
  35. Narayanaswamy, B.E., P.E. Renaud, G.C.A. Duineveld, J. Berge, M.S.S. Lavaleye, H. Reiss, T. Brattegard. 2010. Biodiversity trends along the western European margin. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14295. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014295
  36. Orlova, E.L., G.B. Rudneva, P.E. Renaud, K. Eiane, V. Savinov, A.S. Yurko. 2010. Climate impacts on feeding and condition of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Barents Sea: Evidence and mechanisms from a 30-year data series. Aquatic Biology 10:105-118
  37. Konovalov, D., P.E. Renaud, J. Berge, A.Y. Voronkov, S.K.J. Cochrane. 2010. Contaminants, benthic communities, and bioturbation: Potential for PAH mobilization in Arctic sediments. Chemistry and Ecology 26: 197-208

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Angelika Renner


Research interests:
  • Arctic oceanography
  • Upper ocean mixing
  • sea ice - ocean interactions
  • sea ice thickness.
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Institute of Marine ResearchOceanography and Climate group Work address Institute of Marine Research Post box 6404 Tromsø 9294 Norway Work Phone: +47 48 95 73 40

Research interests:

  • Arctic oceanography
  • Upper ocean mixing
  • sea ice – ocean interactions
  • sea ice thickness.