Publications using observatory data

The following publications and projects make use of data collected by the KROP observatories:


Leopold, P., P. Renaud, W.G. Ambrose, J. Berge. Occurrence and distribution of blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) on Svalbard. Submitted

Meyer, K.S., A.K. Sweetman, P. Kuklinski, P. Leopold, D. Vogedes, J. Berge, C. Griffiths, C.M. Young, P.E. Renaud. 2017. Recruitment of benthic invertebrates in high Arctic fjords: relation to temperature, depth, and season. Limnology and Oceanography 62: 2732–2744 doi: 10.1002/lno.10602.

Darnis et al (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, doi: 10.1002/lno.10519

Grenvald, J. C. (2017). Understanding winter patterns of zooplankton Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Ph.D. thesis. University of Tromsø, Norway.

Vihtakari, M., W.G. Ambrose Jr, P.E. Renaud, W.L. Locke V, M.L Carroll, J. Berge, L.J. Clarke, F. Cottier, H. Hop.  2017. A key to the past? Element ratios as environmental proxies in two Arctic bivalves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 465: 316–332 doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.10.020.

Grenvald, J., T.A. Callesen, M. Daase, L. Hobbs, G. Darnis, P.E. Renaud, F. Cottier, T.G. Nielsen, J. Berge. 2016. Plankton community composition and vertical migration during polar night in Kongsfjorden. Polar Biology 10: 1879-1895 doi: 10.1007/s00300-016-2015-x.

Vihtakari, M., P.E Renaud, L.J. Clarke, M.J. Whitehouse, H. Hop, M.L. Carroll, W.G. Ambrose Jr. 2016. Decoding the oxygen isotope signal for seasonal growth patterns in Arctic bivalves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 446: 263-283. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.01.008

Meyer, K. S. 2016. Community assembly of benthic invertebrates on island-like marine hard substrata. Ph.D. thesis. University of Oregon.

Bandara K, Varpe J, Søreide JE, Wallenschus J, Berge J, Eiane K. (2016). Seasonal vertical strategies in a high Arctic coastal zooplankton community. Marine Ecol Prog. Series.

Last, K., Hobbs, L., Berge, J., Brierley, A., Cottier, F. (2016). Moonlight drives ocean scale mass vertical migration of zooplankton during the Arctic winter. Current Biology. 26, 1-8.  DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.038

Berge, J., M. Daase, P.E. Renaud, W.G. Ambrose, Jr., G. Darnis, K.S. Last, E. Leu, J. Cohen, G. Johnsen, M.A. Moline, F. Cottier, Ø. Varpe, N. Shunatova, P. Bałazy, N. Morata, J.-C. Massabuau, S. Falk-Petersen, K. Kosobokova, C.J.M. Hoppe, J.M. Węsławski, P. Kukliński, J. Legeżyńska, D. Nikishina, M. Cusa, M. Kędra, M. Włodarska-Kowalczuk, D. Vogedes, L. Camus, D. Tran, E. Michaud, T.M. Gabrielsen, A. Granovitch, A. Gonchar, R. Krapp, T.A. Callesen. 2015. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offers new perspectives on a warming Arctic. Current Biology 25: 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.024

Vihtakari, M. (2015). Bivalves as indicators of environmental perturbations related to climate and ocean acidification. Ph.D. thesis. University of Tromsø, Norway.

Cohen J.H., J. Berge, M.A. Moline, A.J. Sørensen, K. Last, S. Falk-Petersen, P. Renaud, E. Leu, J. Grenvald, F. Cottier, H. Cronin, S. Menze, P. Norgren, Ø. Varpe, M. Daase, G. Darnis, G. Johnsen. 2015. Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton? PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126247

Berge, J., Heggland, K, Lønne O.J., Cottier, F., Hop, H., Gabrielsen, G.W., Nøttestasd, L., Misund O.A. (2015). First records of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from the Svalbard archipelago, Norway, with possible explanations for the extension of its distribution.  Arctic 68 (1):1-8.

Berge, J., Cottier, F., Varpe, Ø., Renaud, P.E., Falk-Petersen S., Kwasniewski S., Griffiths C., Søreide, J., Johnsen G, Aubert A., Bjærke 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: 1279-1297 doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu059

Ambrose, W.G. Jr., P.E. Renaud, W.L. Locke, F. Cottier, J. Berge, M. Carroll, B. Levin, S. Ryan. 2012. Growth line deposition and variability in growth of two circumpolar bivalves (Serripes groenlandicus and Clinocardium ciliatum). Polar Biology 35: 345-354. doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1080-4

Hobbs, L. (2016). Winter vertical migration of Arctic zooplankton. PhD thesis. Unversity of Aberdeen.

Nahrgang, J., Varpe, Ø., Korshunova, E., Murzina, S., Hallanger, I. G., Vieweg, I., & Berge, J. (2014). Gender Specific Reproductive Strategies of an Arctic Key Species (Boreogadus saida) and Implications of Climate Change. PLoS ONE, 9(5), e98452.

Vogedes, D. (2014). Calanus spp. in the Arctic ecosystem - a story on predation, distribution and methodology. Ph.D. thesis. University of Tromsø, Norway.

Daase, M., S. Falk-Petersen, Ø. Varpe, G. Darnis, J.E. Søreide, A. Wold, E. Leu, J. Berge, B. Philippe, L. Fortier (2013). Timing of reproductive events in the marine copepod Calanus glacialis: a pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70(6): 1-14.

Weydmann, A., J.E. Soreide, S. Kwasniewski, E. Leu, S. Falk-Petersen, J. Berge (2013). Ice-related seasonality in zooplankton community composition in a high Arctic fjord.
Journal of Plankton Research 2013; doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbt031

Wallace, M.I., Cottier, F.R., Berge, J., Tarling, G.A. & Griffiths, C. 2010. Comparison of zooplankton vertical migration in an ice-free and a seasonally ice covered Arctic fjord: an insight into the influence of sea ice cover on zooplankton behaviour. Limnology and Oceanography 55(2):831-845.

Søreide, J.E., 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. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02175.x

Leu, E., Soreide, J. E., Hessen, D. O., 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, 18–32. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.004

Rabindranath, A., Daase, M., Falk-Petersen, S., Wold, A., Wallace, M. I., Berge, J., & Brierley, A. S. (2011). Seasonal and diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic during the autumn midnight sun of 2008. Marine Biodiversity, 41, 365–382.




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