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SCAR initiated the Fellowship Programme in 2002. The aim is to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists in Antarctic scientific research and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Since the initiation of the programme, 56 SCAR Fellowships have been awarded. Three of these fellowships were awarded jointly with our partner Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) between 2011-2015. From 2015, a Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship is awarded annually, initially financed by funds from the Prix Biodiversité of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation awarded to SCAR.

Testimonials from past fellows are available on the archive website.

2017 Fellows


Leena Reikkola 

Home: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Host: Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA, USA

Spatial analysis of humpback whale behaviour and habitat use patterns in Antarctica.

 

 

Julie Janssens

Home: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australia
Host: Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN), France

Representation of iron in a sea-ice biogeochemical model.

 

Hanne Neilsen

Home: University of Tasmania, Australia
Host: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Framing Antarctica as Fragile: Tracing the evolution of media narratives about the far south (1945 – 2015).

 

Antonio Aguera Garcia

Home: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Host: University of Otago, New Zealand

Transgenerational Plasticity (TGP) and acclimation in a keystone Polar Invertebrate in response to a warmer more acidic Antarctic.

 

Filip Hrbáček

Home: Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Host: Insubria University, Italy

Effect of vegetation cover on active layer thermal regime in climatically contrasted environments of Antarctica.  

2017 Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship

Shramik Patil 

Home: The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), India
Host: UPMC-CNRS Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Response of Southern Indian Ocean coccolithophores to climate change: evidence from laboratory culture experiments.The final frontier: protecting Antarctica from invasive species 

 

2016 Fellows


LRatnarajah smlLavenia Ratnarajah 

Home: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia
Host: Laboratoire d'Océanographie Microbienne, France

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

 

 

JCaccavoJilda Caccavo

Home: University of Padua, Italy
Host: Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, France

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


 

RReisingerRyan Reisinger

Home: Zoology Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Host: Australian Antarctic Division 

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

 

 

2016 Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship

GClarkGraeme Clark 

Home: The University of New South Wales, Australia
Host: McGill University, Canada

The final frontier: protecting Antarctica from invasive species 

 

 

 

2015 Fellows


CDow photo2Christine Dow

Home: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Host: Australian Antarctic Division

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

 

 

Jennifer Newall lowresJennifer Newall

Home: University of Stockholm, Sweden
Host: Bremen University, Germany

MAGIC-DML – integrating ice sheet modeling and field studies

 

Sebastian Rosier lowresSebastian Rosier

Home: British Antarctic Survey, UK
Host: Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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

2015 Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship

RTrebilco profileRowan Trebilco

Home: ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Host: (1) Collecte Localisation Satellite, Ramonville-Saint-Agne and (2) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France

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

SCAR-COMNAP Combined Fellowship

Inka Koch lowresInka Koch 

Home: University of Otago, New Zealand
Host: University of Texas Institute of Geophysics, USA

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

 

2014 Fellows


Jaimie Cleeland lowresJaimie Cleeland

Home: IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

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

 

MCManojManoj M.C

Home: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, India
Host: Kochi University, Japan

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

 

Camila Signori Camila Negrão Signori

Home: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Host: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

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

 

Fiona Shanhun lowresFiona Shanhun 

Home: Lincoln University, New Zealand
Host: St Francis Xavier University, Canada

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

 

2013 Fellows


Paula Casanovas lowresPaula Casanovas

Home: University of Maryland, USA
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

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

Links to resulting papers:
- Poster presented at Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference (RSPSoc14)
- RSPSoc14 Proceedings Paper
- Casanovas et al, Polar Research 2015, 34, 25633

 

Bella DuncanBella Duncan

Home: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Host: University of Birmingham, UK

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

 

Luis Huckstadt lowresLuis Huckstadt

Home: University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Host: IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia

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

 

RTysonReny Tyson

Home: Duke University, USA
Host: IMAS, University of Tasmania, Australia

Estimating the physiology of Antarctic krill predators: a Bayesian approach

 

SCAR-COMNAP Combined Fellowship

Luis Pertierra lowresLuis Rodriguez Pertierra

Home: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Host: Australian Antarctic Division

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

 

2012 Fellows


Bethan Davies

Home: Aberystwyth University, UK
Host: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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

Links to resulting papers:
- Davies et al (2014)
- Davies & Glasser (2014)

 

Elizabeth Shadwick

Home: ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Host: Duke University, USA

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

Link to resulting paper:
- Shadwick et al (2014)

 

Megumu Tsujimoto

Home: National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

Is 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

Home: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India
Host: GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

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

 

2011 Fellows


Runa Antony

Home: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India
Host: Louisiana State University, USA

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

 

Natalia Tilinina

Home: P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Host: University of East Anglia, UK

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

 

David Velázquez

Home: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Host: Montana State University, USA

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

 

2010 Fellows


Sze Ling Ho

Home: Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Host: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

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

 

Sunil Kumar Shukla

Home: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India
Host: University of Bordeaux, France

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

 

Ernesto Molina Balari

Home: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Host: Instituto Antarctico Chileno, Chile

Bio-optical properties of Antarctic sea-ice algae

 

Francisca Vermeulen

Home: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Host: University of Tromsø, Norway

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

 

2009 Fellows


Jennifer Lee

Home: Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

Identification of glacial refugia in Antarctica

 

Nuncio Murukesh

Home: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, India
Host: Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USA

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

 

Stefano Picotti

Home: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (INOGS), Italy
Host: Pennsylvania State University, USA

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

 

Odile Volonterio

Home: Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

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

Links to resulting papers:
- Volonterio et al (2013)
- Volonterio & Brewin (2014)

 

2008 Fellows


Wendy (Wilhelmina) Clavano

Home: University of Alberta, Canada
Host: Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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

 

Nicholas Demetras

Home: University of Waikato, New Zealand
Host: Colorado State University, USA

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

 

Marina Verducci

Home: University of Siena, Italy
Host: Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften (IFM-GEOMAR), Germany

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

 

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

Ramón Hegedüs

Home: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Host: Lund University, Sweden

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

 

2007 Fellows


Igino Coco

Home: Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Italy
Host: Dartmouth College, USA

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

 

Stefanie Kaiser

Home: University of Hamburg Zoological Museum, Germany
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

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

 

Delphine Lannuzel

Home: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Host: ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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

 

Glen Phillips

Home: University of Newcastle, Australia
Host: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Germany

Structural 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

 

2006 Fellows


Olaf Eisen

Home: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
Host: British Antarctic Survey, UK

Reconstructing 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

Home: National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
Host: Australian Antarctic Division

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

 

Stephanie Konfal

Home: Byrd Polar Research Center, USA
Host: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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

 

Victoria Metcalf

Home: University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Host: Northeastern University, Boston, USA

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

 

Barbara Villoslada

Home: Cordoba University, Argentina
Host: University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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

 

2005 Fellows


Narelle Baker

Home: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Host: University of Bristol, UK

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

 

Simone Brandao

Home: University of Hamburg, Germany
Host: Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Science

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

 

Veronica Fuentes

Home: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Host: Institute Sciences de la Mer at Rimouski, Canada

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

 

David Schneider

Home: University of Washington, USA
Host: Australian Antarctic Division

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

 

2003-04 Asturias Fellows


Elanor M Bell

Home: University of Potsdam, Germany
Host: Australian Antarctic Division

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

 

Steven Boger

Home: University of Melbourne, Australia
Host: Universität Bremen, Germany

Mesozoic evolution of the Lambert Graben, Mac.Robertson Land

 

Barbara Delmonte

Home: University of Siena, Italy
Host: LGGE, Université Joseph Fourier, France

Millennial and secular periodicities in Antarctic atmospheric circulation during the Holocene

 

Cai Minghong

Home: Polar Research Institute of China
Host: ACE-CRC, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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

 

Cristina Sobrino

Home: Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, Spain
Host: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA

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