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Malin Daase

Researcher UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
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 68 82
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Research interests:

  • Arctic marine ecology with particular interest in zooplankton ecology (population dynamics and life history adaptations of copepods)
  • Effects of variation in the physical environment on zooplankton distribution and life history traits
  • Sea ice biota.

Running national and international projects:

  • Arctic ABC/D/E
  • Glider- unmanned ocean exploration
  • IMOS Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbar

Completed national and international projects:

Relevant publications:

  1. Basedow SL, McKee D, Lefering I, Gislason A, Daase M, Trudnowska  E, Skarstad Egeland E, Choquet M, Falk-Petersen S (in press) Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms Scientific Reports
  2. Hop H, Wold A, Vihtakari M, Daase M, Kwasniewski S, Gluchowska M, Lischka S, Buchholz F, Falk-Petersen S. Zooplankton in Kongsfjorden (1996-2016) in relation to climate change (2019). In: H. Hop, C. Wiencke (eds.), The Ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Advances in Polar Ecology 2
  3. Daase M, Kosobokova K, Last KS, Cohen JH, Choque M, Hatlebakk M, Søreide JE. New insights into the biology of Calanus spp. (Copepoda) males in the Arctic. (2019) Marine Ecology Progress Series 607: 53-69.
  4. Aune M, Aniceto AS, Biuw M, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Leu E, Ottesen CAM, Sagerup K, Camus L (2018) Seasonal ecology in ice-covered Arctic seas – considerations for spill response decision making. Marine Environmental Research 141: 275-288. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.09.004
  5. Renaud P, Daase M, Banas NS, Gabrielsen TM, Søreide JE, Varpe Ø, Cottier F, Falk-Petersen S, Halsband C, Vogedes D, Heggland K, Berge J (2018) Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: A trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 75: 1871-1881
  6. Choquet M, Kosobokova K, Kwaśniewski S, Hatlebakk M, Dhanasiri AKS, Melle W, Daase M, Svensen C, Søreide JE, Hoarau G (2018) Can morphology reliably distinguish between the copepods Calanus finmarchicus and C. glacialis, or is DNA the only way? Limnology and Oceanography Methods 16:237-252.
  7. Ludvigsen M, Berge J, Geoffroy M, Cohen JH, De La Torre PR, Nornes SM, Singh H, Sørensen AJ, Daase M,Johnsen G (2018) Use of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle reveals small-scale diel vertical migrations of zooplankton and susceptibility to light pollution under low solar irradiance. Science Advances 4. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap9887
  8. Choquet M, Hatlebakk M, Dhanasiri AKS, Kosobokova K, Smolina I, Søreide JE, Svensen C, Melle W, Kwaśniewski S, Eiane K, Daase M, Tverberg V, Skreslet S, Bucklin A, Hoarau G (2017) Genetics redraws pelagic biogeography of Calanus. Biology Letters 13. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0588
  9. Darnis G, Hobbs L, Geoffroy M, Grenvald J, Renaud PE, Berge J, Cottier F, Kristiansen S, Daase M, Søreide JE, Wold A, Morata N, Gabrielsen TM (2017) From polar night to midnight sun: diel vertical migration, metabolism and biogeochemical role of zooplankton in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Limnology and Oceanography. 62:1586–1605.
  10. Hunt Jr GL, Drinkwater KF, Arrigo K, Berge J, Daly KL, Danielson S, Daase M, Hop H, Isla E, Karnovsky N, Laidre K, Mueter FJ, Murphy EJ, Renaud PE, Smith Jr WO, Trathan P, Turner J, Wolf-Gladrow D (2016) Advection in polar and sub-polar environments: Impacts on high latitude marine ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 149:40-81
  11. Grenvald JC, Callesen TA, Daase M, Hobbs L, Darnis G, Renaud PE, Cottier F, Nielsen TG, Berge J (2016) Plankton community composition and vertical migration during polar night in Kongsfjorden. Polar Biology39:1879–1895.
  12. Daase M, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S (2016) Small-scale diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic. Polar Biology 39:1213-1223.
  13. Berge J, Daase M, Renaud PE, Ambrose WG, Darnis G, Last KS, Leu E, Cohen J, Johnsen G, Moline MA, Cottier F, Varpe Ø, Shunatova N, Balazy P, Morata N, Massabuau JC, Falk-Petersen S, Kosobokova K, Hoppe CJM, Weslawski JM, Kuklinski P, Legezynska J, Nikishina D, Cusa M, Kedra M, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Vogedes D, Camus L, Tran D, Michaud E, Gabrielsen TM, Granovitch A, Gonchar A, Krapp R. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offers new perspectives on a warming Arctic. Current Biology. In press
  14. Berge J, Cottier F, Darnis G, Falk-Petersen S, Gabrielsen T, Johnsen G, Last K, Leu E, Lønne OJ, Moline M, Nahrgang J, Renaud PE, Seuthe L, Søreide J, Varpe Ø, Weslawski JM, Daase M. (2015) In the dark: A review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005
  15. Barber DG, Hop H, Mundy CJ, Else B, Dmitrenko IA, Tremblay JE, Ehn JK, Assmy P, Daase M, Candlish LM, Rysgaard S. (2015) Selected physical, biological and biogeochemical implications of a rapidly changing Arctic Marginal Ice Zone. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.09.003
  16. Varpe Ø, Daase M, Kristiansen T (2015). A fish-eye view on the changing Arctic lightscape. ICES Journal of Marine Systems. 10.1093/icesjms/fsv129
  17. Cohen JH, Berge J, Moline MA, Sørensen AJ, Last K, Falk-Petersen S, Renaud P, Leu E, Grenvald J, Cottier F, Cronin H, Menze S, Norgren P, Varpe Ø, Daase M, Darnis G, Johnsen G (2015) Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton? Plos One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126247
  18. Daase M, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S (2014) Non Consumptive mortality in copepods: occurrence of Calanus spp. carcasses in the Arctic Ocean during winter. Journal of Plankton Research, 36, 1, 129-144. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt079
  19. Hop H, Bluhm B, Daase M, Gradinger R, Poulin M (2013) Arctic sea ice biota. Arctic Report Card.
  20. Assmy P, Ehn JK, Fernández-Méndez M, Hop H, Katlein C, Sundfjord A, Bluhm K, Daase M, Engel A, Fransson A, Granskog MA, Hudson SR, Kristiansen S, Nicolaus M, Peeken I, Renner AHH, Spreen G, Tatarek A, Wiktor J (2013) Floating ice-algal aggregates below melting Arctic sea ice. PLOS One, 8,10
  21. Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø, Wold A, Søreide JE, Leu E, Berge J, Philippe B, Darnis G, Fortier L. (2013) Plasticity in timing of reproductive events in Calanus glacialis: a Pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70, 871-884
  22. Niehoff B, Wolf T, Knüppel N, Daase M, Czerny J, Boxhammer T. (2013) Mesozooplankton community development at elevated CO2 concentrations: Results from a mesocosm experiment in an Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences 10, 1391-1406, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1391-2013
  23. Leu E, Daase M, Schulz KG, Stuhr A, Riebesell U. (2013) Effect of ocean acidification on the fatty acid composition of a natural plankton community. Biogeosciences 10, 1143-1153, doi:10.5194/bg-10-1143-2013
  24. Berge J, Varpe Ø, Moline MA, Wold A, Renaud PE, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S (2012) Retention of endemic keystone species in a future ice-free Arctic Ocean. Biology Letter, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0517
  25. Rabindranath A , Daase M, Wallace MI, Wold A, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J, Brierley AS (2011) Seasonal and diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic during autumn midnight sun of 2008. Marine Biodiversity 41:365–382
  26. Daase M, Søreide JE, Martynova D (2011) Egg hatching success and naupliar development time of Calanus glacialis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:111-124
  27. Daase M, Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Vogedes D (2008) Vertical distribution of Calanus spp. and Metridia longa at four Arctic locations. Marine Biology Research 4:3,193-207
  28. Daase M, Vik JO, Bagøien E, Stenseth NC, Eiane K (2007) The influence of advection on Calanus near Svalbard: statistical relations between salinity, temperature and copepod abundance. Journal of Plankton Research 29(10):903-911
  29. Daase M, Eiane K (2007) Mesozooplankon distribution in northern Svalbard waters in relation to hydrography. Polar Biology 30 (8):969-981
  30. Arnkvaern G, Daase M, Eiane K (2005) Dynamics of coexisting Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus in a high-Arctic fjord. Polar Biology 28 (7), 528-538
  31. Eiane K, Daase M (2002) Observation of mass mortality of Themisto libellula (Amphipoda, Hyperidae). Polar Biology 25: 396-398

Selected other publications:

  • Daase M (2008) Mesozooplankton distribution in Svalbard waters: Calanus spp. and its relationship to hydrographic variability. Ph.D. thesis, University of Bergen. ISBN 978-82-308-0509-1

Popular science and outreach:

  • Søreide JE, Daase M, Freese D (2013) Ishavsåta i varmere hav med mindre is. Klima 2-2013