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Benjamin Lange

Post-doctoral researcher Norwegian Polar InstituteOceans and sea ice
Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Post box 6606 Langnes Tromsø 9296 Norway Website: ORCID Website: Google Scholar Website: ResearchGate
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Research interests:

Bio-physical interactions at multiple spatial scales using various approaches such as ground based measurements (eg ice coring, drilling, EM31), airborne systems (eg UAVs, helicopter EM) and satellite remote sensing (eg SAR).

Running projects:

I am currently a member of the HAVOC project: Ridges – Safe HAVens for ice-associated Flora and Fauna in a Seasonally ice-covered Arctic Ocean. This is a Norwegian contribution to the year-long drift expedition MOSAiC.

Scientific publications:

  1. Lange B.A., Haas C., Charrette J., Katlein C., Campbell K., Duerksen S., Coupel P., Anhaus P., Jutila A., Trembley P.O.G., Carlyle C.G., Michel C. (2019) Contrasting ice algae and snow-dependent irradiance relationships between landfast first-year and multi-year sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 10.834-10.843.
  2. Forrest, A. L., L. C. Lund-Hansen, B. K. Sorrel, I. Bowden-Floyd, Lucieer, R. Cossu, B. A. Lange, and I. Hawes. (2019) Exploring the spatial heterogeneity of Antarctic sea ice algae using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle mounted irradiance sensor. Frontiers in Earth Science,
  3. Massicotte, P., I. Peeken, C. Katlein, H. Flores, Y. Huot, G. Castellani, S. Arndt, B.A. Lange, M. Babin. (2019) Sensitivity of phytoplankton primary production estimates under heterogeneous sea surface to available irradiance. Journal of Geophysical Research,
  4. Flores, H., C. L. David, J. Ehrlich, K. Hardge, D. Kohlbach, B.A. Lange, B. Niehoff, E.-M. Nöthig, I. Peeken, K. Metfies. (2019) Effects of sea ice decay and nutrient depletion on taxonomic composition and trophic structure in high-Arctic protist and metazoan communities. Polar Biology,
  5. Kohlbach, D., B. A. Lange, Graeve, M., Vortkamp, M., H. Flores. (2019) Varying dependency of Antarctic euphausiids on ice algae- and phytoplankton-derived carbon sources during summer. Marine Biology,
  6. Yurkowski, D. J., C. G. Carlyle, U. Amarualik, B. A. Lange, A. Platt, J. W. Higdon, D. B. Stewart, S. H. Ferguson and C. Michel. (2019) Novel observation of Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in Archer Fjord, Northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. Polar Biology,
  7. Lange, B. A., J. Beckers, J. A. Casey, C. Haas (2018). Airborne observations of summer thinning of multi-year sea ice originating from the Lincoln Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,
  8. Meiners, K.M. & Vancoppenolle, M., G. Carnat, G. Castellani, B. Delille, D. Delille, G.S. Dieckmann, H. Flores, F. Fripiat; M. Grotti, B.A. Lange, D. Lannuzel, A. Martin, A. McMinn, D. Nomura, I. Peeken, P. Rivaro, K.G. Ryan, J. Stefels, K.M. Swadling, D.N. Thomas, J.-L. Tison, P. van der Merwe, M.A. van Leeuwe, C. Weldrick, E.J. Yang. (2018) Chlorophyll-a in Antarctic land-fast sea ice: a first synthesis of historical ice-core data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,
  9. Kohlbach, D., M. Graeve, B. A. Lange, C. David, F. L. Schaafsma, J. A. van Franeker, M. Vortkamp, A. Brandt, H. Flores (2018). Dependency of Antarctic zooplankton species on ice algae‐produced carbon suggests a sea ice‐driven pelagic ecosystem during winter. Global Change Biology.
  10. Attard, K. M., D. Søgaard, J. Piontek, B.A. Lange, C. Katlein, H. L. Sørensen, D. F. McGinnis, L. Rovelli, S. Rysgaard, F. Wenzhöfer, R. N. Glud (2018). Oxygen fluxes beneath Arctic land-fast ice and pack ice: towards estimates of ice productivity. Polar Bioogy,
  11. Lange B. A., Katlein, G. Castellani, M. Fernández-Méndez, M. Nicolaus, I. Peeken, and H. Flores (2017). Characterizing spatial variability of ice algal chlorophyll a and net primary production between sea ice habitats using horizontal profiling platforms. Frontiers in Marine Science: Ocean Observation, 4: 349,
  12. Kohlbach, D., B. Lange, F. L. Schaafsma,  C. David,  M. Vortkamp,  M. Graeve, J. A. van Franeker,  T. Krumpen, H. Flores (2017). Ice algae-produced carbon is critical for overwintering of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4,
  13. Schaafsma, F. L., D. Kohlbach, C. David, M. Graeve, B.A. Lange, H. Flores, J. A. van Franeker (2017). Spatio-temporal variability in the winter diet of larval and juvenile Antarctic krill Euphausia superba in ice-covered waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 580, 101-115,
  14. Castellani, G., M. Losch, B.A. Lange, and H. Flores (2017). Modeling Arctic sea-ice algae: Physical drivers of spatial distribution and algae phenology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, l122,
  15. Lange, B. A., H. Flores, C. Michel, J. F. Beckers, A. Bublitz, J. A. Casey, G. Castellani, I. Hatam, A. Reppchen, S. A. Rudolph, and C. Haas (2017). Pan-Arctic sea ice-algal chl a biomass and suitable habitat are largely underestimated for multi-year ice. Global Change Biology,
  16. Kohlbach, D., F. Schaafsma, M. Graeve, B. Lebreton, B.A. Lange, C. David, M. Vortkamp, H. Flores (2017). Strong linkage of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) to sea ice algae-produced carbon: evidence from stomach content, fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Progress in Oceanography, 152, 62-74,
  17. Hardge, K., I. Peeken, S. Neuhaus, B.A. Lange, A. Stock, T. Stoeck, L. Weinisch, and K. Metfies (2017). The importance of sea ice for exchange of habitat-specific protist communities in the Central Arctic Ocean, Journal of Marine Systems, 165, 124-138,
  18. Kohlbach, D., M. Graeve, B.A. Lange, C. David, I. Peeken, and H. Flores (2016). The importance of ice algae-produced carbon in the central Arctic Ocean ecosystem: Food web relationships revealed by lipid and stable isotope analyses, Limnology and Oceanography, 61, 2027-2044,
  19. Lange, B. A., C. Katlein, M. Nicolaus, I. Peeken, and H. Flores (2016). Sea ice algae chlorophyll a concentrations derived from under-ice spectral radiation profiling platforms, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 8511-8534,
  20. Hatam, I., B.A. Lange, J. Beckers, C. Haas, and B. Lanoil (2016), Bacterial communities from Arctic seasonal sea ice are more compositionally variable than those from multi-year sea ice, The ISME journal, 10, 2543-2552,
  21. David, C., F. Schaafsma, J. A. van Franeker, B.A. Lange, Brandt, A., and H. Flores (2016), Community structure of under-ice fauna in relation to winter sea-ice habitat properties from the Weddell Sea, Polar Biology, 40, 247-261,
  22. Schaafsma, F. L., C. David, E. A. Pakhomov, B. P. V. Hunt, B.A. Lange, H. Flores, and J. A. van Franeker (2016). Size and stage composition of age class 0 Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the ice–water interface layer during winter/early spring, Polar Bioogy, 39, 1515-1526,
  23. David, C., B.A. Lange, T. Krumpen, F. Schaafsma, J. A. van Franeker, and H. Flores (2015). Under-ice distribution of polar cod Boreogadus saida in the central Arctic Ocean and their association with sea-ice habitat properties, Polar Biology, 39, 981-994,
  24. Lange, B. A., C. Michel, J. F. Beckers, J. A. Casey, H. Flores, I. Hatam, G. Meisterhans, A. Niemi, and C. Haas (2015). Comparing springtime ice-algal chlorophyll a and physical properties of multi-year and first-year sea ice from the Lincoln Sea, PLoS One, 10(4), e0122418,
  25. David, C., B.A. Lange, B. Rabe, and H. Flores (2015). Community structure of under-ice fauna in the Eurasian central Arctic Ocean in relation to environmental properties of sea-ice habitats, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 522, 15-32,
  26. Stecher, A., S. Neuhaus, B.A. Lange, S. Frickenhaus, B. Beszteri, P. G. Kroth, and K. Valentin (2015). rRNA and rDNA based assessment of sea ice protist biodiversity from the central Arctic Ocean, European Journal of Phycology, 51, 1-16,
  27. Hatam, I., R. Charchuk, B.A. Lange, J. Beckers, C. Haas, and B. Lanoil (2014). Distinct bacterial assemblages reside at different depths in Arctic multiyear sea ice, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 90, 115-125,

Peer reviewed book chapter:

  1. Backs, J., J. Bottoms, S. P. Khaligh, B. Lange, and S. Williamson (2013), AlbertaSat-1: Greenhouse Gas Monitoring for Industrial and Environmental Improvement, in Innovative Ideas for Micro/Nano-satellite Missions, edited by R. Sandau, S. Nakasuka, R. Kawashima and J. J. Sellers, pp. 40 – 62, International Academy of Astronautics.