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Brandon Hassett

Post-doctoral researcher UiT The Arctic University of NorwayDepartment of Arctic and Marine Biology
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 57 11
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Research interest:

I am a polar marine ecologist specializing in eukaryotic microbial taxonomy and plant-microbe interactions. I am interested in documenting biodiversity and understanding the relevance of microbes to greater ecosystem processes. My research currently focuses on characterizing the consumers (heterotrophs) in these ecosystems by applying an array of molecular methods, while embracing more traditional approaches to microbiology, such as culturing and microscopy.

Postdoc project tile:

Heterotrophic eukaryotic microbes in the Arctic seasonal ice zone

Selection of relevant scientific publications:

  1. Hassett BT, Gradinger R (2018). New species of saprobic Labyrinthulea (=Labyrinthulomycota) and the erection of a gen. nov. to resolve molecular polyphyly within the Aplanochytrids. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 65: 475-483.
  2. Hassett BT, Gradinger R (2017). Eukaryotic microbial richness increases with latitude and decreasing temperature in the Pacific Arctic Domain. Polar Biology, 40: 2161-2169.
  3. Rämä T, Hassett BT, Bubnova E (2017). Arctic marine Fungi: From filaments and flagella to OTUs and beyond. Botanica Marina, 60: 433-452.
  4. Hassett BT, Ducluzeau AL, Collins RE, Gradinger R (2017). Spatial distribution of aquatic marine fungi across the western Arctic and sub-Arctic. Environmental Microbiology, 19: 475-484.
  5. Hassett BT, Gradinger R (2016). Chytrids dominate arctic marine fungal communities. Environmental Microbiology, 18: 2001-2009.
  6. Hassett BT, Lopez AJ, Gradinger R (2015). Two new species of marine saprotrophic sphaeroformids in the Mesomycetozoea isolated from the sub-arctic Bering Sea. Protist, 166: 310-322.