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Camilla Svensen

Associate Professor

Research interests:
  • Arctic marine zooplankton ecology
  • Vertical carbon flux and regulation mechanisms
  • Structure and function of marine planktonic ecosystems
  • Regenerated production and the role of zooplankton
  • Linking copepods and microbial food webs
  • Life history strategies of small-sized and understudied copepod taxa including winter-ecology as well as feeding and reproduction.
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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 45 32 Website: Arctic Marine System Ecology research group at UiT

Research interests:

  • Arctic marine zooplankton ecology
  • Vertical carbon flux and regulation mechanisms
  • Structure and function of marine planktonic ecosystems
  • Regenerated production and the role of zooplankton
  • Linking copepods and microbial food webs
  • Life history strategies of small-sized and understudied copepod taxa including winter-ecology as well as feeding and reproduction.

Running national and international projects:

  • Nansen Legacy. Task leader, RCN (276730), 2018-2023
  • FILAMO: Connecting Field work and Laboratory experiments to numerical Modeling in a changing marine environment. Collaborator, RCN (RCN 261636), 2017-2020

Completed national and international projects:

  • MICROSNOW: Marine snow, pelagic-benthic coupling and the impact of the harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica, and other agents in a high-latitude fjord. Principal investigator, Fram Centre Fjord and Coast Flagship, 2017-2018.
  • CARBONBRIDGE: Bridging marine productivity regimes: How Atlantic advective inflow affects productivity, carbon cycling and export in a melting Arctic Ocean. Funded by RCN, 2013-2016 (PIs Marit Reigstad/P. Wassmann, UiT)
  • MicroPolar[μP]: Processes and Players in Arctic Marine Pelagic Food Webs -Biogeochemistry, Environment and Climate Change, NFR 2013-2017 (PIs: A. Larsen, G. Bratbak, UiB)
  • Vertical flux regulation and food web dynamics  at lover trophic levels (CONFLUX)  2010-2013, Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse (PI: M.Reigstad/P. Wassmann, UiT)
  • iAOOS-Norway, closing the loop NFR (IPY) 2010-2013 (PI: C. Mauritzen)

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Kubiszyn A, Svensen C. (2018) First record of a rare species Polyasterias problematica (Prasinophyceae) in Balsfjord, northern Norway. Botanica marina 61(4):421-428, https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2017-0123
  2. Svensen C, Antonsen M, Reigstad M. (2018) Small copepods matter: Population dynamics of Microsetella norvegica in a high-latitude coastal ecosystem. JPR 40(4):446-457 https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fby019
  3. Thor P, Bailey A, Dupont S, Calosi P, Søreide JE, De Wit P, Guscelli E, Loubet-Sartrou L, Deichmann IM, Candee MM, Svensen C, King A, Bellerby RGJ. (2018) Contrasting physiological responses to future ocean acidification among Arctic copepod populations. Global Change Biology 24 (1): E365-E377, doi: 10.1111/gcb.1387
  4. Choquet M, Haltebakk M, Dhanasiri A, Kosobokova K, Smolina I, Søreide JE, Svensen C, Melle W, Kwasniewski S, Eiane K, Daase M, Tveberg V, Skreslet S, Bucklin A, Hoarau G. (2017) Genetics redraws pelagic biogeography of Calanus. Biology letters 13 (12): Article Number: 20170588, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0588
  5. Kling Michelsen H, Pedersen T, Nilssen EM, Reigstad M, Svensen C. (2017) Spatial patterns of spring meroplankton along environmental gradients in a sub-Arctic fjord. Aquat Biol 26: 185-197, https://doi.org/10.3354/ab00686
  6. Kling Michelsen H, Svensen C, Reigstad M, Nilssen EM, Pedersen T. (2017) Seasonal dynamics of meroplankton in a high-latitude fjord. J Mar Systems, 168: 17-30
  7. Svensen C, Vernet M. (2016) Production of dissolved organic carbon by Oithona nana grazing on two species of dinoflagellates. Mar Biol 163:237
  8. Svensen C, Morata N, Reigstad M. (2014) Increased degradation of copepod faecal pellets by co-acting dinoflagellates and Centropages. MEPS 516:61-70
  9. Zervoudaki S, Frangoulis C, Svensen C, Christou ED, Arashkevich EG, Ratkova TN, Varkitzi I, Krasakopoulou E, Pagou K. (2013) Vertical carbon flux of biogenic matter in a coastal area of the Aegean Sea: Importance of appendicularians. Estuaries and Coasts
  10. Aubert A, Svensen C, Hessen DO, Tamelander T (2012). CNP stoichiometry of a lipid-synthesising zooplankton, Calanus finmarchicus, from winter to spring bloom in a sub-Arctic sound, J Mar Syst, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.09.004
  11. Svensen C, Wexels Riser C, Reigstad M. (2012). Degradation of copepod faecal pellets: The role of small sized, < 180 µm, plankton and Calanus finmarchicus. MEPS 462: 39-49
  12. Svensen C, Seuthe L, Vasilyeva Y, Pasternak A, Hansen E. Zooplankton community across Fram Strait in autumn: are small copepods and protozooplankton important? (2011) Progress in Oceanography, 91: 534-544
  13. Mauritzen, C., E. Hansen, M. Andersson, B. et al. (2011). Closing the loop – Approaches to monitoring the state of the Arctic Mediterranean during the International Polar Year 2007–2008. Prog. Oceanogr. 90: 62-89
  14. Sopanen S, Uronen P, Kuuppo P, Svensen C, Rühl A, Tamminen T, Granéli E, Legrand C (2009). Transfer of nodularin to the copepod Eurytemora affinis through the microbial food web. AME. 55: 115-130
  15. Svensen C, Wexels Riser C, Cetinic I, Caric M. (2008). Vertical flux regulation and plankton composition in a simple ecological system: snapshots from the small marine Lake Rogoznica (Croatia). Acta Adriat. 49(1): 37-51
  16. Hagström JA, Granéli E, Maneiro I, Barreiro A, Petermann A, Svensen C. (2007). Release and degradation of amnesic shellfish poison from decaying Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries in presence of bacteria and organic matter. Harmful Algae 6: 175-188
  17. Svensen C, Vilicic D, Wassmann P, Arashkevich E, Ratkova T. (2007) Plankton community and vertical flux of biogenic matter in the highly stratified Krka Estuary (Eastern Adriatic). Est Coast Shelf Science 71: 381-390
  18. Doucette G, Maneiro I, Riveiro I, Svensen C. (2006). Phycotoxin pathways in aquatic food webs: transfer, accumulation and degradation. In: Granéli E., Turner J. (eds.). Ecology of Harmful Algae. Ecological studies, Vol 189. Springer Verlag
  19. Reigstad M, Wexels Riser C, Svensen C. (2005) The fate of copepod faecal pellets and the role of Oithona. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 304: 265-270
  20. Svensen C, Strogyloudi E, Wexels Riser C, Dahlmann J, Legrand C, Wassmann P, Granéli E, Pagou P. (2005) Reduction of cyanobacterial toxins through coprophagy in Mytilus edulis. Harmful Algae 4 (2): 329-336
  21. Svensen C, Nejstgaard JC. (2003) Is sedimentation of copepod faecal pellets determined by cyclopoids? Evidence from enclosed ecosystems. J. Plankton Res. 25:917-926
  22. Wassmann P, Olli K, Wexels Riser C, Svensen C. (2003) Ecosystem function, biodiversity and vertical flux regulation in the twilight zone. In: Wefer, G., Lamy, F., Mantoura, F. (eds.). Marine Science Frontiers for Europe, Springer Verlag. Berlin, New York
  23. Svensen, C. (2002) Eutrophication and vertical flux: a critical evaluation of silicate addition. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 240: 21-26
  24. Svensen C, Egge JK, Nejstgaard JC, Wassmann P (2002) Pulsing versus constant supply of nutrients (N, P and Si): effect on phytoplankton, mesozooplankton and vertical flux of biogenic matter. Sci. Mar. 66(3): 189-203
  25. Svensen C, Egge JK, Stiansen JE. (2001) Can silicate and turbulence regulate the vertical flux of biogenic matter? A mesocosm study. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 217:67-80
  26. Svensen C, Kiørboe T (2000) Remote prey detection in Oithona similis: hydromechanical vs. chemical cues. J.Plankton Res. 22/6: 1155-1166
  27. Svensen C, Tande K (1999) Female dimorphism and sex change in Calanus finmarchicus. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 176:93-102

Popular science and outreach:

  • Svensen C (2014) Isbryter. Contribution to anthology “Isfritt”, Spartacus forlag (in Norwegian)
  • Reigstad M, Svensen C (2003) Små prosesser med stor betydning: Karbonets vei gjennom det marine økosystemet. Naturen 5: 194-201 (in Norwegian)

 

  • 2017 Blogging for forskning.no (from Nansen Legacy first cruise)
  • 2017 Ocean Seminar for artists, Røst Air-artist residence. Invited lecture on Plankton.
  • 2016 Science days (Forskningsdagene), Tromsø. Outreach stand with theme “Visible and invisible borders” Award for best stand
  • 2016 Panel debate with artists in “Thinking at the Edge of the World”, a cross-disciplinary conference at Svalbard 12-13 June 2016. Invited by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and the Northern Norway Art museum (NNKM)
  • 2015 Featured in NRK production “Schrødingers katt” during fieldwork at Svalbard, 45 min programme broadcasted in National television NRK
  • 2013-2014 Blogging for Sciencenordic.com (English equivalent to “forskning.no”)
  • 2012 Blogging for Norwegian science outreach blog http://www.kollokvium.no (in Norwegian)
  • 2011 PolArt, communicating science through art, an ARCTOS outreach activity. Member of jury selecting artists for scientific cruises and the subsequent exhibition in art gallery.
  • 2010 Lecturing for high-school classes at University of Tromsø,
  • 2010 “Researchers marathon” – lecturing on plankton in marine ecosystems for the general public. Arrangement within “Forskningsdagene”, Tromsø
  • 2010 Marine biology teaching for kinder garden and elementary school, Tromsø
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Marlena Szeligowska

PhD candidate

PhD project title: Modeling the concentrations and structure of plankton and particles in the Spitsbergen coastal waters under different scenarios of environmental changes.…Read More
Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Oceanology Work address Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences Powstancow Warszawy 55 Sopot 81712 Poland Website: IO PAN personal page Website: International Environmental Doctoral School

PhD project title:

Modeling the concentrations and structure of plankton and particles in the Spitsbergen coastal waters under different scenarios of environmental changes.

PhD project description:

The main aim of my PhD project is to recognize the future functioning of the Arctic marine pelagial affected by intensified glacier and glacier-fed rivers runoffs in Isfjorden, Hornsund and Kongsfjorden. The Arctic coastal waters are biologically rich and essential both for marine life and  fisheries, however the impact of the fresh, highly turbid waters on primary and secondary production is still unknown. Because significant spatial differences along fjord axis, from glacier fronts to the outer parts, have been previously revealed with regard to suspension loads and sedimentation rates, phytoplankton and zooplankton, it is possible to infer about their interactions. Thus, in order to estimate how areas with different extents of freshwater runoff shape coastal marine communities, I will combine hydrography, optics and plankton ecology together with trophic interactions consideration. Such a broad interdisciplinary research will provide a data set for modelling estimations.

Start date: Oct 2019
Planned submission date: Oct 2023

Supervisors:

Prof Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk (IO PAN, Sopot, Poland)
Dr Emilia Trudnowska (IO PAN, Sopot, Poland)

Scientific publications:

  1. Szeligowska M, Trudnowska E, Boehnke R, Dąbrowska AM, Wiktor JM, Sagan S, Błachowiak-Samołyk K (2020) Spatial Patterns of Particles and Plankton in the Warming Arctic Fjord (Isfjorden, West Spitsbergen) in Seven Consecutive Mid-Summers (2013–2019). Frontiers in Marine Science 7:584 DOI=10.3389/fmars.2020.00584
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Janne E. Søreide

Associate Professor

Research interests:
  • Arctic marine ecology with particularly interest in pelagic but also ice-associated (sympagic) and benthic communities
  • Focusing on physiology and population dynamics
  • Distribution patterns as well as trophic interactions and energy flow
  • Combination of field and experimental work using standard sampling methods as well as state-of-the-art biochemical tools.
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UNIS The University Centre in SvalbardArctic Biology Work address UNIS The University Centre in Svalbard Post box 156 Longyearbyen 9171 Norway Work Phone: +47 79 02 33 55

Research interests:

  • Arctic marine ecology with particularly interest in pelagic but also ice-associated (sympagic) and benthic communities
  • Focusing on physiology and population dynamics
  • Distribution patterns as well as trophic interactions and energy flow
  • Combination of field and experimental work using standard sampling methods as well as state-of-the-art biochemical tools.

Running national and international projects:

  • IMOS: Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard. Norwegian  Research Council 2015-2018.
  • COPPY: Fate of COPePod secondarY production in a chancing Arctic Norwegian Research Council 2013-2016
  • Big Black Box: Marine ecological processes during the polar night. Norwegian Research Council 2013-2016

Completed national and international projects:

  • CLEOPATRA II: Climate effects on planktonic food quality and trophic transfer in Arctic Marginal Ice Zones. 2012-2015. Norwegian Research Council
  • CLEOPATRA: Climate effects on planktonic food quality and trophic transfer in Arctic Marginal Ice Zones. 2007-2010. Norwegian Research Council

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Freese D, Niehoff B, Søreide JE, Sartoris FJ (in press) Seasonal patterns in extracellular ion concentrations and pH of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis. Limnology and Oceanography. DOI:10.1002/lno.10158
  2. Berge J, Renaud PE, Darnis G, Cottier F, Last K, Gabrielsen TM, Johnsen G, Seuthe L, Weslawski JM, Leu E, Moline M, Nahrgang J, Søreide JE, Varpe Ø, Lønne OJ, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S (2015) In the dark: A review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Progress in Oceanography. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005
  3. Alkire MB, Nilsen F, Falck E, Søreide J, Gabrielsen TM (2015) Tracing sources of freshwater contributions to first-year sea ice in Svalbard fjords. Continental Shelf Research 101:85-97. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.04.003
  4. Berge J, Cottier F, Varpe O, Renaud PE, Falk-Petersen S, Kwasniewski S, Griffiths C, Søreide JE, Johnsen G, Aubert A, Bjaerke O, Hovinen J, Jung-Madsen S, Tveit M, Majaneva S (2014) Arctic complexity: a case study on diel vertical migration of zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research 36 (5):1279-1297. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu059
  5. Grigor JJ, Søreide JE, Varpe Ø (2014) Seasonal ecology and life-history strategy of the high-latitude predatory zooplankter Parasagitta elegans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499:77-88. doi:10.3354/meps10676
  6. Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø, Darnis G, Søreide JE, Wold A, Leu E, Berge J, Philippe B, Fortier L (2013) Timing of reproductive events in the marine copepod Calanus glacialis: A pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70 (6):871-884
  7. Morata N, Søreide J (2013) Effect of light and food on the metabolism of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis. Polar Biol:1-7. doi:10.1007/s00300-013-1417-2
  8. Iken K, Bluhm B, Søreide JE (2013) Arctic benthic communities. In Arctic Report Card 2013. http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/report13/
  9. Søreide JE, Carroll ML, Hop H, Ambrose WG, Hegseth EN, Falk-Petersen S (2013) Sympagic-pelagic-benthic coupling in Arctic and Atlantic waters around Svalbard revealed by stable isotopic and fatty acid tracers. Marine Biology Research 9 (9):831-850. doi:10.1080/17451000.2013.775457.
  10. Weydmann A, Søreide JE, Kwaśniewski S, Leu E, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J (2013) Ice-related seasonality in zooplankton community composition in a high Arctic fjord. Journal of Plankton Research 35 (4):831-842. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt031
  11. Gabrielsen TM, Merkel B, Søreide JE, Johansson-Karlsson E, Bailey A, Vogedes D, Nygård H, Varpe Ø, Berge J. (2012) Potential misidentifications of two climate indicator species of the marine arctic ecosystem: Calanus glacialis and C. finmarchicus. Polar Biology:1-8. doi.10.1007/s00300-012-1202-7
  12. Weydmann A, Søreide JE, Kwasniewski S, Widdicombe S (2012) Influence of CO2-induced acidification on the reproduction of a key Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 428 (0):39-42. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2012.06.002.
  13. Søreide JE, Nygard H (2012) Challenges using stable isotopes for estimating trophic levels in marine amphipods. Polar Biology 35 (3):447-453. doi:10.1007/s00300-011-1073-3
  14. Nygård H, Berge J, Søreide JE, Vihtakari M, Falk-Petersen S (2012) The amphipod scavenging guild in two Arctic fjords: seasonal variations, abundance and trophic interactions. Aquatic Biology 14 (3):247-264. doi:10.3354/ab00394
  15. Wold A, Darnis G, Søreide JE, Leu E, Philippe B, Fortier L, Poulin M, Kattner G, Graeve M, Falk-Petersen S (2011) Life strategy and diet of Calanus glacialis during the winter–spring transition in Amundsen Gulf, south-eastern Beaufort Sea. Polar Biology 34 (12):1929-1946. doi:10.1007/s00300-011-1062-6
  16. Daase M, Søreide JE, D. M (2011) Effects of food quality on naupliar development in Calanus glacialis at subzero temperatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:111-124. doi:10.3354/meps09075
  17. Leu E, Søreide JE, Hessen DO, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J (2011) Consequences of changing sea-ice cover for primary and secondary producers in the European Arctic shelf seas: Timing, quantity, and quality. Progress in Oceanography 90 (1–4):18-32. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.004
  18. Søreide JE, Leu E, Berge J, Graeve M, Falk-Petersen S (2010) Timing of blooms, algal food quality and Calanus glacialis reproduction and growth in a changing Arctic. Global Change Biology 16 (11):3154-3163. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02175.x
  19. Leu E, Wiktor J, Søreide JE, Berge J, Falk-Petersen S (2010) Increased irradiance reduces food quality of sea ice algae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 411:49-60. doi:10.3354/meps08647
  20. Vogedes D, Varpe O, Søreide JE, Graeve M, Berge J, Falk-Petersen S (2010) Lipid sac area as a proxy for individual lipid content of arctic calanoid copepods. Journal of Plankton Research 32 (10):1471-1477. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq068
  21. Berge J, Cottier F, Last KS, Varpe O, Leu E, Søreide J, Eiane K, Falk-Petersen S, Willis K, Nygard H, Vogedes D, Griffiths C, Johnsen G, Lorentzen D, Brierley AS (2009) Diel vertical migration of Arctic zooplankton during the polar night. Biology Letters 5 (1):69-72. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0484.
  22. Søreide JE, Falk-Petersen S, Hegseth EN, Hop H, Carroll ML, Hobson KA, Blachowiak-Samolyk K (2008) Seasonal feeding strategies of Calanus in the high-Arctic Svalbard region. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21):2225-2244. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.024
  23. Blachowiak-Samolyk K, Søreide JE, Kwasniewski S, Sundfjord A, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Hegseth EN (2008) Hydrodynamic control of mesozooplankton abundance and biomass in northern Svalbard waters (79-81°N). Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21):2210-2224. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.018
  24. Søreide JE, Tamelander T, Hop H, Hobson H, Johansen I (2006) Sample preparation effects on stable C and N isotope values: a comparison of methods in Arctic marine food web studies. Marine Ecology Progress Series 328: 17-28.
  25. Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Svendsen H, Kwasniewski S, Pavlov V, Pavlova O, Søreide JE (2006) Physical and biological characteristics of the pelagic system across Fram Strait to Kongsfjorden. Progress in Oceanography 71 (2-4):182-231. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2006.09.007
  26. Søreide JE, Hop H, Carroll ML, Falk-Petersen S, Hegseth EN (2006) Seasonal food web structures and sympagic–pelagic coupling in the European Arctic revealed by stable isotopes and a two-source food web model. Progress in Oceanography 71 (1):59-87. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2006.06.001
  27. Tamelander T, Søreide JE, Hop H, Carroll ML (2006) Fractionation of stable isotopes in the Arctic marine copepod Calanus glacialis: Effects on the isotopic composition of marine particulate organic matter. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 333 (2):231-240. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.01.001
  28. Søreide JE, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Gulliksen B, Hansen E (2003) Macrozooplankton communities and environmental variables in the Barents Sea marginal ice zone in late winter and spring. Marine Ecology Progress Series 263:43-64. doi:10.3354/meps263043

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