SCAR Fellowship Scheme

Asturias Fellows (2003) and SCAR Fellows since 2005

Testimonials from past fellows are available on the archive website.


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Fellows 2016

Lavenia Ratnarajah LRatnarajah sml

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia

Laboratoire d'Océanographie Microbienne, France

Effects of natural iron fertilisation by baleen whales on the microbial community in the Southern Ocean

Jilda CaccavoJCaccavo

University of Padua, Italy

Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, France

Trophic dynamics and nutritional condition of Pleuragramma antarctica in the Weddell Sea, as related to population genetic structure

Ryan Reisinger


Zoology Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Australian Antarctic Division


Marine Top Predator Habitat Use around the Sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands 


Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship

Graeme Clark


The University of New South Wales, Australia



McGill University, Canada



The final frontier: protecting Antarctica from invasive species 


Fellows 2015

Christine DowCDow photo2


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Australian Antarctic Division

acrobatAnalysis of Antarctic subglacial hydrological development in Aurora Basin using aerogeophysical data and numerical modeling



Jennifer Newall lowres


University of Stockholm, Sweden

Bremen University, Germany

MAGIC-DML – integrating ice sheet modeling and field studies

Sebastian RosierSebastian Rosier lowres

British Antarctic Survey, UK

Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

acrobatSatellite observation and model intercomparison of tidal processes in ice-sheet grounding zones

Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship

Rowan TrebilcoRTrebilco profile

ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

(1) Collecte Localisation Satellite, Ramonville-Saint-Agne and (2) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France

acrobatNew models for understanding the role of mesopelagic fishes and squid in Southern Ocean ecosystems

SCAR-COMNAP Combined Fellowship

Inka Koch

Inka Koch lowres 

University of Otago, New Zealand

University of Texas Institute of Geophysics, USA

Detecting marine ice internal layers and thickness in an Antarctic ice shelf with airborne ice penetrating radar

Fellows 2014

Jaimie CleelandJaimie Cleeland lowres

IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatBottom-up and top-down influences on demographic parameters of Southern Ocean albatrosses

Manoj M.CMCManoj

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, India

Kochi University, Japan

acrobatBiomarker based reconstruction of Late Quaternary Palaeoceanographic conditions in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean

Camila Negrão SignoriCamila Signori


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

acrobatMicrobial diversity across environmental gradients in the Southern Ocean: a spatial, temporal and vertical approach considering the climate changes

Fiona Shanhun

Fiona Shanhun lowres 

Lincoln University, New Zealand

St Francis Xavier University, Canada

Constraining baseline activities of Dry Valley terrestrial ecosystems: partitioning biotic and abiotic components of soil CO2 fluxes

Fellows 2013

Paula CasanovasPaula Casanovas lowres

University of Maryland, USA

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatMapping lichen richness on the Antarctic Peninsula using remote sensing and photographic documentation by citizen scientists

Links to resulting papers:

  1. acrobatPoster presented at Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference (RSPSoc14)
  2. acrobatRSPSoc14 Proceedings Paper
  3. Polar Research paper (in review)

Bella DuncanBella Duncan

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

University of Birmingham, UK

acrobatMiocene and Pliocene Antarctic climate history from a continental perspective: Climate reconstructions using molecular and isotopic biomarker proxies

Luis HuckstadtLuis Huckstadt lowres

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia

acrobatRetrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking Datasets (RAATD): Large-scale habitat use by pack-ice seals

Reny TysonRTyson


Duke University, USA

IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia

acrobatEstimating the physiology of Antarctic krill predators: a Bayesian approach

SCAR-COMNAP Combined Fellowship

Luis Rodriguez PertierraLuis Pertierra lowres

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Australian Antarctic Division

acrobatNiche modelling as a tool for invasive risk assessment of vascular plants in terrestrial Antarctica

Fellows 2012

Bethan Davies

Aberystwyth University, UK

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

acrobatUnderstanding Holocene glacier dynamics in the NE Antarctic Peninsula, and projection of future glacier behaviour under a warming climate

Links to resulting papers:

  1. Davies et al (2014);
  2. Davies & Glasser (2014).

Elizabeth Shadwick

ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Duke University, USA

acrobatNet community production and its regulating factors in the Australian Sector of the Southern Ocean

Link to resulting paper:
Shadwick et al (2014)

Megumu Tsujimoto

National Institute of Polar Research, Japan

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatIs the reproductive strategy of Antarctic flowering plants changing in response to climate change?

Link to resulting paper:
Tsujimoto et al (2014)

SCAR-COMNAP Combined Fellowship

Jenson V. George

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India

GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

acrobatInfluence of small scale mixing on the primary productivity and water mass formation in the Southern Ocean

Fellows 2011

Runa Antony

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India

Louisiana State University, USA

acrobatImplication of microbial processes for modifying gas records in Polar ice cores

Natalia Tilinina

P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences

University of East Anglia, UK

acrobatAntarctic "missing" mesoscale cyclones representation in new reanalyses comparing to the satellite imagery

David Velázquez

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Montana State University, USA

acrobatPlanktonic-benthic coupling in Lake Bonney (McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica)

Fellows 2010

Sze Ling Ho

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

acrobatDevelopment of organic sea surface temperature proxy, TEX86 for application in the polar region

Sunil Kumar Shukla

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India

University of Bordeaux, France

acrobatDiatom-based Paleoclimate Inferences from Antarctic to Subtropical Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean

Ernesto Molina Balari

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Instituto Antarctico Chileno, Chile

Bio-optical properties of Antarctic sea-ice algae

Francisca Vermeulen

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

University of Tromsø, Norway

acrobatParticulate carbon and biogenic silica in sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic

Fellows 2009

Jennifer Lee

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatIdentification of glacial refugia in Antarctica

Nuncio Murukesh

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USA

acrobatThe link between tropical Indian Ocean processes, Indian Ocean Dipole(IOD), and sea-ice

Stefano Picotti

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (INOGS), Italy

Pennsylvania State University, USA

acrobatIce properties and basal conditions inferred from seismic data acquired on two fast-flowing ice streams (West Antarctica)

Odile Volonterio

Universidad de la República, Uruguay

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatThe Antarctic-Magellan connection: Diversity and biogeography of interstitial turbellarians in the Scotia Arc 

Links to resulting papers:

  1. Volonterio et al (2013);
  2. Volonterio & Brewin (2014).
Fellows 2008

Wendy (Wilhelmina) Clavano

University of Alberta, Canada

Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

acrobatRetrieving snow thickness over land and sea ice by improving ground penetrating radar data processing

Nicholas Demetras

University of Waikato, New Zealand

Colorado State University, USA

acrobatThe role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining the distribution of soil nematode communities in an Antarctic Dry Valley system

Marina Verducci

University of Siena, Italy

Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften (IFM-GEOMAR), Germany

acrobatMiddle Miocene Southern Ocean climatic and paleoceanographic evolution and Antarctic cryosphere expansion

SCAR/IPF/IAI/UNEP 6CI Fellowship (funded by IPF)

Ramón Hegedüs

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Lund University, Sweden

acrobatThe role of polarized skylight in animal navigation and foraging in Antarctica

Fellows 2007

Igino Coco

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Italy

Dartmouth College, USA

acrobatThe role of abrupt solar wind dynamic pressure variations on the polar ionosphere dynamics

Stefanie Kaiser

University of Hamburg Zoological Museum, Germany

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatQuantification of Southern Ocean biodiversity in space: richness and distribution of Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca)in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen

Delphine Lannuzel

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

acrobatThe role of iron as a micro-nutrient to the Antarctica sea zone algal

Glen Phillips

University of Newcastle, Australia

Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Germany

acrobatStructural controls and timing of upper crustal deformation within the Lambert Basin: Contribution to geodynamic, ice-sheet and mass balance models of the Mesozoic-Tertiary evolution of East Antarctica

Fellows 2006

Olaf Eisen

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

British Antarctic Survey, UK

acrobatReconstructing Antarctic ice sheet history from internal layering, as a contribution to SCAR's ACE and AGCS programmes

Resulting paper:
Drews, R., Martín, C., Steinhage, D. and Eisen, O., Characterizing the glaciological conditions at Halvfarryggen ice dome, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, J. Glaciology, Volume 59(213), 201, 9–20, 03/2013; doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J134

Nobue Kasamatsu

National Institute of Polar Research, Japan

Australian Antarctic Division

acrobatKrill, dimethyl sulphide and climate change: a contribution to SCAR's EBA, ACE and AGCS programmes

Stephanie Konfal

Byrd Polar Research Center, USA

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

acrobatAntarctic Neotectonics, as a contribution to SCAR's ANTEC programme

Victoria Metcalf

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Northeastern University, Boston, USA

acrobatFat transport in Antarctic fish: a contribution to the EBA programme

Barbara Villoslada

Cordoba University, Argentina

University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Paleo-atmospheric circulation, as a contribution to the ACE programme

Fellows 2005

Narelle Baker

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

University of Bristol, UK

acrobatThe evolution of the Ross Ice Shelf as a contribution to SCAR's ACE programme

Simone Brandao

University of Hamburg, Germany

Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Science

acrobatA molecular study of Antarctic ostracods as a contribution to SCAR's EBA programme

Veronica Fuentes

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Institute Sciences de la Mer at Rimouski, Canada

acrobatNutrients and the ecosystem as a contribution to SCAR's EBA and AGCS programmes

David Schneider

University of Washington, USA

Australian Antarctic Division

acrobatUsing ice cores to determine proxies for the Southern Annular Mode, as a contribution to SCAR's AGCS programme

Asturias Fellows 2003-04

Elanor M Bell

University of Potsdam, Germany

Australian Antarctic Division

acrobatThe diversity and tropho-dynamics of mixotrophic protests in Antarctic coastal waters

Steven Boger

University of Melbourne, Australia

Universität Bremen, Germany

acrobatMesozoic evolution of the Lambert Graben, Mac.Robertson Land

Barbara Delmonte

University of Siena, Italy

LGGE, Université Joseph Fourier, France

acrobatMillennial and secular periodicities in Antarctic atmospheric circulation during the Holocene

Cai Minghong

Polar Research Institute of China

ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

acrobatIce shelf - ocean interaction at the Amery Ice Shelf, Mac.Robertson Land

Cristina Sobrino

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, Spain

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA

acrobatPhytoplankton photosynthetic kinetics of damage and repair in vertically mixed Antarctic waters

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