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Rosalie McKay

PhD candidate UiT The Arctic University of NorwayDepartment of Arctic 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 63 11
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PhD project title:

Variability in sea ice microbial production under a changing climate.

PhD project description:

I use O2 optode methodologies to study how regional and seasonal variations affect microbial sea ice community production. I am also interested in how sea ice microbes have adapted to survive the polar night. Linking fieldwork to experimental studies, I hope to highlight how methodologies may impact sea ice biogeochemical measurements.

Start date: August 2021
Planned submission date: August 2025


Karley Campbell (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Rolf Gradinger (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)

Scientific publications:

  1. Kausar A, McKay RD, Lam J, Bhogal RS, Tang AY, Gibbs-Davis JM. Tuning DNA stability to achieve turnover in template for an enzymatic ligation reaction. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011 Sep 12;50(38):8922-6. doi: 10.1002/anie.201102579