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Bodil Bluhm

Professor UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Econoics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 64 43 82
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Research interests:

  • Structure and function of Arctic benthic and sea ice ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Community ecology
  • Food web structure
  • Cryo-benthic-pelagic coupling
  • Invertebrate population dynamics.

Current national and international projects:

Select publications since 2010:

  1. Bluhm BA, Janout M, Danielson S, Ellingsen I, Gavrilo M, Grebmeier JM, Hopcroft RR, Iken KB, Ingvaldsen RB, Jørgensen LL, Kosobokova KN, Kwok R, Polyakov I, Renaud PE, Carmack EC. (2020) Arctic continental slopes sharp gradients of physical processes affect pelagic and benthic ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:544386. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.544386
  2. Sutton L, Bluhm BA, Mueter F, Iken K (2020) A functional diversity comparison of two Alaskan Arctic shelf epibenthic communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 651:1-21
  3. Fredriksen R, Bluhm BA, Bonsdorff E, Nordström M, Larsen J-H, Zhulay I, Christiansen JS (2020) Epibenthic community structure in Northeast Greenland along a fjord to slope gradient. Polar Biology 43:1623-1642
  4. Keck Al-Habahbeh A, Kortsch S, Bluhm BA, Beuchel F, Gulliksen B, Ballantine C, Cristini D, Primicerio R (2020) Arctic coastal benthos long-term response to perturbations under climate warming. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 20190355,
  5. Polyakov IV, Alkire MB, Bluhm BA, Brown K, Carmack EC, Chierici M, Danielson S, Ellingsen I, Ershova EA, Gardfeldt K, Ingvaldsen RB, Pnyushkov AV, Slagstad D, Wassmann P (2020) Borealization of the Arctic Ocean in response to anomalous advection from sub-Arctic seas. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI:10.3389/fmars.2020.00491
  6. Ehrlich J, Schaafsma FL, Bluhm BA, Peeken I, Castellani G, Brandt A, Flores H (2020) Sympagic fauna in and under Arctic pack ice in the annual sea ice system of the new Arctic Frontiers in Marine Science 7:452. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00452
  7. Hop H, Vihtakari M, Bluhm B, Assmy P, Poulin M, Gradinger R, Peeken I, von Quillfeld C, Mork Olsen L, Zhitina L, Melnikov I (2020) Changes in sea/ice protist diversity with declining sea ice in the Arctic Ocean from the 1980s to 2010s. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:243.doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00243
  8. Wiedmann I, Ershova E, Bluhm BA, Nöthig E-M, Gradinger RR, Kosobokova K, Boetius A (2020) What feeds the benthos of the Arctic Basins? Assembling a carbon budget for the deep Arctic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:224. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00224 
  9. Ravelo AM, Bluhm BA, Foster N, Iken KB (2020) Biogeography of epibenthic assemblages in the central Beaufort Sea. Marine Biodiversity,
  10. Forbord S, Matsson S, Brodahl GE, Broch OJ, Bluhm BA, Christie H, Handå A, Metaxas A, Steinhovden KB, Skjermo J, Olsen Y (2020) Latitudinal, seasonal and depth dependent variation of growth, chemical content and biofouling of cultivated sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) along the Norwegian coast. Journal of Applied Phycology,
  11. Kunisch E, Bluhm BA, Daase M, Gradinger R, Hop H, Melnikov IA, Varpe Ø, Berge J (2020) Pelagic occurrences of the ice amphipod Apherusa glacialis throughout the Arctic. Journal of Plankton Research 37, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbz072
  12. Gradinger R, Bluhm BA (2020) First Arctic sea ice meiofauna food web analysis based on abundance, biomass and stable isotope ratios of sea ice metazoan fauna from near-shore Arctic fast ice. Marine Ecology Progress Series 634:29-43
  13. Bluhm BA, Kilada R, Ambrose W, Renaud PE, Sundet J (2019) First record of cuticle bands in the stomach ossicles of the red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815) (Decapoda: Anomura: Lithodidae) from Norway. Journal of Crustacean Biology 39(6): 703–710, doi:10.1093/jcbiol/ruz064
  14. Ershova E, Descoteaux R, Wangensteen O, Iken K, Hopcroft R, Smoot C, Grebmeier J, Bluhm BA (2019) Diversity and distribution of planktonic larvae in the Pacific Arctic and connectivity with adult benthic invertebrate communities. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 490, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00490
  15. Zhulay I, Iken K, Renaud P, Bluhm BA (2019) Epifaunal community across marine landscapes of the deep Chukchi Borderland (Pacific Arctic). Deep-Sea Research I 151: 103065
  16. Divine L, Mueter F, Kruse GH, Bluhm BA, Jewett SC, Iken K (2019) New estimates of weight-at-size, maturity-at-size, fecundity and biomass of snow crab, Chionoecetes opilio, in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska. Fisheries Research 218: 246-258
  17. Danielsen HEH, Hjelset AM, Bluhm BA, Hvingel C, Agnalt AL (2019) A first fecundity study of the female snow cab Chionoecetes opilio, Fabricius, 1788 (Decadpoda: Brachyura: Oregoniidae) of the newly established population in the Barents Sea, Arctic Ocean. Journal of Crustacean Biology 39(4): 485-492
  18. Degen R, Aune M, Bluhm BA, Cassidy C, Kedra M, Kraan C, Vandepitte L, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Zhulay I, Albano PG, Bremner J, Grebmeier J, Link H, Morata N, Norström MC, Shojaei MG, Sutton L, Zuschin M (2018) Trait-based approaches in rapidly changing ecosystem: A roadmap to the future polar oceans. Ecological Indicators 19:722-736
  19. Stasko AD, Bluhm BA, Michel C, Archambault P, Majewski A, Reist JD, Swanson H, Power M (2018) Benthic-pelagic trophic coupling in an Arctic marine food web along vertical water mass and organic matter gradients. Marine Ecology Progress Series 594:1–19,
  20. Bluhm BA, Hop H, Vihtakari M, Gradinger R, Iken K, Melnikov IA, Søreide J (2018) Sea ice meiofauna: meta-analysis of distribution and abundance documents large variability on local to pan-Arctic scales and across seasons. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3797
  21. Rand K, Logerwell E, Bluhm B, Chenelot H, Danielson S, Iken K, de Sousa L (2018) Using biological traits and environmental variables to characterize two epibenthic invertebrate communities in the NE Chukchi and W Beaufort Seas. Deep-Sea Research II 152:154-169;
  22. Ravelo AM, Konar B, Bluhm BA, Iken K (2017) Growth and production of the brittle stars Ophiura sarsii and Ophiocten sericeum (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in the Alaska Arctic. Continental Shelf Research 139:9-20.
  23. Bluhm BA, Swadling K, Gradinger R (2017) Chapter 16. Sea ice as habitat for macrograzers. In: Sea ice. DN Thomas (editor), 3rd edition
  24. Carmack E, Yamamoto-Kawai M, Bacon S, Bluhm B, Haine T, Lique C, Melling H, Polyakov I, Straneo F, Timmermans ML, Williams W. Fresh water and its role in the Arctic Marine System: sources, disposition, storage, export, and physical and biogeochemical consequences in the Arctic and global oceans (2016). Journal of Geophysical Research-Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JG003140.
  25. Divine LM, Bluhm BA, Mueter FJ, Iken K (2016) Diet analysis of Alaska Arctic snow crabs (Chionoecetes opilio) using stomach contents and δ13C and δ15N stable isotopes. Deep-Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.11.009
  26. Pisareva MN, Pickart RS, Iken K, Ershova E, Grebmeier J, Cooper L, Bluhm B, Hopcroft R, Whitledge TE, Ashjian C, Kosobokova K (2015) Patterns of zooplankton and benthic fauna in the Chukchi Sea and physical forcing. Oceanography 28(3):68-83
  27. Bluhm BA, Carmack E, Kosobokova K (2015) A tale of two basins: An integrated physical and biological perspective of the deep Arctic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography 139:89-121,
  28. Renaud PE, Sejr MK, Bluhm BA, Sirenko B, Ellingsen IH (2015) The future of Arctic benthos: expansion, invasion, and biodiversity. Progress in Oceanography 139:244-257,
  29. Grebmeier JM, Bluhm BA, Cooper LW, Danielson S, Arrigo K, Blanchard AL, Clark JT, Day RH, Frey KE, Gradinger RR, Kedra M, Konar B, Kuletz KJ, Lee SH, Lovvorn JR, Norcross BL, Okkonen SR (2015) Ecosystem characteristics and processes facilitating persistent macrobenthic biomass hotspots and associated benthivory in the Pacific Arctic. Progress in Oceanography 136:92–114
  30. Bluhm BA, Gebruk AV, Gradinger R, Hopcroft RR, Huettmann F, Kosobokova KN, Sirenko SI, Weslawski JM (2011) Arctic marine biodiversity – an update of species richness and examples of biodiversity change. Oceanography 24:232–248
  31. Bluhm BA, Ambrose Jr WG, Bergmann M, Clough LM, Gebruk AV, Hasemann C, Iken K, Klages M, MacDonald IR, Renaud PE, Schewe I, Soltwedel T, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M (2011) Diversity of the Arctic deep-sea benthos. Marine Biodiversity 41:87-107