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Publications, Data and Links of interest to the krill research community.


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Recent Publications

Steinke, K.B., Bernard, K.S., Ross, R.M., Quetin, L.B. (2021) Environmental drivers of the physiological condition of mature female Antarctic krill during the spawning season: implications for krill recruitment. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 669:65-82.

Clarke, L.J., Suter, L., King, R., Bissett, A., Bestley, S. and Deagle, B.E. (2021) Bacterial epibiont communities of panmictic Antarctic krill are spatially structured. Molecular Ecology. 2021;00:1–11.

Meyer, B., Atkinson, A., Bernard, K.S. et al. (2020) Successful ecosystem-based management of Antarctic krill should address uncertainties in krill recruitment, behaviour and ecological adaptation. Communications Earth and Environment 1,28. (published October 2020)

Reiss, C.S., Hinke, J.T. & Watters, G.M. (2020) Demographic and maturity patterns of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in an overwintering hotspot. Polar Biology 43, 1233–1245. (published August 2020)

Conroy, J.A., Reiss, C.S., Gleiber, M.R. and Steinberg, D.K. (2020) Linking Antarctic krill larval supply and recruitment along the Antarctic Peninsula. Integrative and Comparative Biology. icaa111. (published July 2020)

Perry, F.A., Kawaguchi, S., Atkinson, A., Sailley, S.F., Tarling, G.A., Mayor, D.J., Lucas, C.H., King, R. and Cooper, A. (2020) Temperature–Induced Hatch Failure and Nauplii Malformation in Antarctic Krill. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:501. (published June 2020)

Perry, F.A., Atkinson, A., Sailley, S.F., Tarling, G.A., Hill, S.L., Lucas, C.H., et al. (2019) Habitat partitioning in Antarctic krill: Spawning hotspots and nursery areas. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219325. (published July 2019)

Atkinson, A., Hill, S.L., Pakhomov, E.A. et al. (2019) Krill (Euphausia superba) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warming. Nature Climate Change 9, 142–147. (published January 2019)

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  • The Palmer LTER studies a polar marine biome with research focused on the Antarctic pelagic marine ecosystem, including sea ice habitats, regional oceanography and terrestrial nesting sites of seabird predators.

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Pelagic Ecologist - researching the role of phytoplankton and zooplankton in polar ocean ecosystems and their importance in the global ocean.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

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