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Malin Daase

Researcher UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic 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 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
  • Behavioural patterns in zooplankton
  • Hydroacoustics.

Running national and international projects:

  • Deep Impact: The impact of artificial light on Arctic pelagic ecosystems during the polar night
  • CalAct: The impact of light and temperature on Calanus activity patterns in the Arctic
  • FADE Ice-free Arctic Ocean: Dead end or new opportunities for biodiversity and habitat expansion
  • IMOS Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard

Completed national and international projects:

  • Arctic ABC/D/E
  • Glider- unmanned ocean exploration
  • Marine Night, 2013-2016, Research Council of Norway
  • COPPY: Fate of COPePod secondarY production in a changing Arctic

Relevant publications:

  1. Daase M, Berge J, Søreide J, Falk-Petersen (in press) Arctic pelagic ecosystem. In: Arctic Ecology. Ed. D. Thomas. Wiley, Blackwell.
  2. Berge J, Daase M, Hobbs L, Falk-Petersen S, Darnis G, Søreide J (2020) Zooplankton in the polar night. In: Polar Night Marine Ecology. Eds. Berge J, Cohen JH, Johnsen G. Advances in Polar Ecology 4, Springer Nature Switzerland.
  3. Hobbs L, Banas NS, Cottier FR, Berge J, Daase M (2020) Eat or Sleep: Availability of Winter Prey Explains Mid-Winter and Spring Activity in an Arctic Calanus Population. Front Mar Sci 7. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.541564
  4. Kunisch EH, 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. J Plankt Res 42:73-86.
  5. Berge J, Geoffroy M, Daase M, Cottier F, Priou P, Cohen JH, Johnsen G, McKee D, Kostakis I, Renaud PE, Vogedes D, Anderson P, Last KS, Gauthier S (2020) Artificial light during the polar night disrupts Arctic fish and zooplankton behaviour down to 200 m depth. Communications Biology 3:102.
  6. Geoffroy M, Daase M, Cusa M, Darnis G, Graeve M, Santana Hernández N, Berge J, Renaud PE, Cottier F, Falk-Petersen S (2019) Mesopelagic sound scattering layers of the high Arctic: Seasonal variations in biomass, species assemblage, and trophic relationships. Front Mar Sci 6.
  7. Hop H, Assmy P, Wold A, Sundfjord A, Daase M, Duarte P, Kwasniewski S, Gluchowska  M, Wiktor JM, Tatarek A, Wiktor J, Kristiansen S, Fransson A, Chierici M, Vihtakari M (2019) Pelagic ecosystem characteristics across the Atlantic water boundary current from Rijpfjorden, Svalbard, to the Arctic Ocean during summer (2010–2014). Front Mar Sci 6.
  8. Basedow SL, McKee D, Lefering I, Gislason A, Daase M, Trudnowska  E, Skarstad Egeland E, Choquet M, Falk-Petersen S (2019) Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms Scientific Reports
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Daase M, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S (2016) Small-scale diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic. Polar Biology 39:1213-1223.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Hop H, Bluhm B, Daase M, Gradinger R, Poulin M (2013) Arctic sea ice biota. Arctic Report Card.
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Daase M, Søreide JE, Martynova D (2011) Egg hatching success and naupliar development time of Calanus glacialis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:111-124
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Daase M, Eiane K (2007) Mesozooplankon distribution in northern Svalbard waters in relation to hydrography. Polar Biology 30 (8):969-981
  37. 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
  38. 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