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In the dark: a review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-08-28)
Several recent lines of evidence indicate that the polar night is key to understanding Arctic marine ecosystems. First, the polar night is not a period void of biological activity even though primary production is close to zero, but is rather characterized by a number of processes and interactions yet to be fully understood, including unanticipated high levels of feeding and reproduction in a ...
Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-06-03)
The light regime is an ecologically important factor in pelagic habitats, influencing a range of biological processes. However, the availability and importance of light to these processes in high Arctic zooplankton communities during periods of 'complete' darkness (polar night) are poorly studied. Here we characterized the ambient light regime throughout the diel cycle during the high Arctic ...
Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: a trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-27)
Arctic marine ecosystems support fisheries of significant and increasing economic and nutritional value. Commercial stocks are sustained by pelagic food webs with relatively few keystone taxa mediating energy transfer to higher trophic levels, and it remains largely unknown how these taxa will be affected by changing climate and the influx of boreal taxa. <i>Calanus</i> species store large quantities ...