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Researcher: Meiners, K (Dr Klaus Meiners)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Chemical Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Ecosystem Function
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Physical Oceanography
Glaciology
Bacteriology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Microbiology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Geophysics
Inorganic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Biological Physics
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Environmental Monitoring

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Environment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Primary productivity off the Antarctic coast from 30 degrees-80 degrees E; BROKE-West survey, 2006; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
4. Environmental setting; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
A new type of vision under the ice: Exploring the potential of hyperspectral imaging cameras and digital photogrammetry to monitor ice algal communities and its environmental drivers; New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference
A preliminary model of iron fertilisation by baleen whales and Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean: sensitivity of primary productivity estimates to parameter uncertainty; Ecological Modelling
Algorithms to estimate Antarctic sea ice algal biomass from under-ice irradiance spectra at regional scales; Marine Ecology Progress Series
An under-ice RGB and hyperspectral imaging system to capture fine scale bio-physical properties of land-fast sea ice; Shedding Light on the Physical, Biogeochemical and Human Dimensions of Connectivity in Changing Polar Seas
Antarctic pack ice algal distribution: floe-scale spatial variability and predictability from physical parameters; Geophysical Research Letters
Antarctic Sea Ice Biology; Gordon Research Conference
Antarctic sea-ice zone research during the International Polar Year, 2007-2009; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Antarctic sympagic meiofauna in winter: Comparing diversity, abundance and biomass between perennially and seasonally ice-covered regions; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Beyond Point Measurements: Sea Ice Floes Characterized in 3-D
Biogeochemical conditions and ice algal photosynthetic parameters in Weddell Sea ice during early spring; Polar Biology
Biogeochemical observations during the winter-spring transition in East Antarctic sea ice: Evidence of iron and exopolysaccharide controls; Marine Chemistry: An International Journal for Studies of All Chemical Aspects of The Marine Environment
Broad-scale predictability of carbohydrates and exopolymers in Antarctic and Arctic sea ice; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Characteristics and primary productivity of East Antarctic pack ice during the winter-spring transition; Deep-Sea Research II
Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core data; Geophysical Research Letters
Chlorophyll-a in Antarctic landfast sea ice: a first synthesis of historical ice core data; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Condition of larval (furcilia VI) and one year old juvenile Euphausia superba during the winter-spring transition in East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Cumulative solar irradiance and potential large-scale sea ice algae distribution off East Antarctica (30oE-150oE); Polar Biology
DMSP and DMS cycling within Antarctic sea ice during the winter–spring transition; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Drones and robots monitor polar ice
Dynamics of nutrients, dissolved organic matter and exopolymers in sea ice; Sea Ice: Third Edition
Estimation of Antarctic land-fast sea ice algal biomass and snow thickness from under-ice radiance spectra in two contrasting areas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Exopolymer particles: microbial hotspots of enhanced bacterial activity in Arctic fast ice (Chukchi Sea); Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Extracellular organic carbon dynamics during a bottom-ice algal bloom (Antarctica); Aquatic Microbial Ecology
High temporal resolution observations of spring fast ice melt and seawater iron enrichment in East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Incorporation of iron and organic matter into young Antarctic sea ice during its initial growth stages; Elementa
Influence of snow depth and surface flooding on light transmission through Antarctic pack ice; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Introduction: SIPEX-2: a study of sea-ice physical, biogeochemical and ecosystem processes off East Antarctica during spring 2012; Deep-Sea Research II
Iron biogeochemistry in Antarctic pack ice during SIPEX-2; Deep-Sea Research II
Iron fractionation in pack and fast ice in East Antarctica: Temporal decoupling between the release of dissolved and particulate iron during spring melt; Deep-Sea Research. Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Iron in sea ice: review and new insights; Elementa
Iron partitioning in pack and fast ice in East Antarctica: potential for temporal decoupling between the release of dissolved and particulate iron during spring melt; AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010
Macro-nutrient concentrations in Antarctic pack ice: overall patterns and overlooked processes; Elementa
Methods for biogeochemical studies of sea ice: the state of the art, caveats, and recommendations; Elementa
Organic matter controls of iron incorporation in growing sea ice; Frontiers in Earth Science
Photosynthetic carbon allocation of an Antarctic sea ice diatom (Fragilariopsis cylindrus); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Physical speciation and solubility of iron from baleen whale faecal material; Marine Chemistry
Physico-ecobiogeochemistry of East Antarctic pack ice during the winter-spring transition; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Position analysis: Antarctic sea ice and climate change 2014
Quantification of ikaite in Antarctic sea ice; Antarctic Science
Role of sea ice in global biogeochemical cycles: emerging views and challenges; Quaternary Science Reviews: International Multidisciplinary Review and Research Journal
Role of sea ice in global biogeochemical cycles: emerging views and challenges; Quaternary Science Reviews
Sea-ice algal primary production and nitrogen uptake rates off East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part II
Seasonal development and differential retention of ice algae and other organic fractions in first-year Arctic sea ice; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Southern Ocean iron fertilization by baleen whales and Antarctic krill; Fish and Fisheries
Spatial variability in sea-ice algal biomass: an under-ice remote sensing perspective; Advances in Polar Science
Summertime mixed layer development in the marginal sea ice zone off the Mawson coast, East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
The Biogeochemical Role of Baleen Whales and Krill in Southern Ocean Nutrient Cycling; PLoS ONE
The characteristics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in Antarctic sea ice; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
The winter pack-ice zone provides a sheltered but food-poor habitat for larval Antarctic krill; Nature Ecology and Evolution
The zooplankton food web under East Antarctic pack ice – a stable isotope study; Deep-Sea Research II
Three improved satellite chlorophyll algorithms for the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Towards improved estimates of sea-ice algal biomass: experimental assessment of hyperspectral imaging cameras for under-ice studies; Annals of Glaciology
Under ice habitats for Antarctic krill larvae: could less mean more under climate warming?; Geophysical Research Letters
Understanding the variability in the iron concentration of Antarctic krill; Limnology and Oceanography
Zooplankton abundance and biomass size spectra in the East Antarctic sea-ice zone during the winter–spring transition; Deep-Sea Research: Part II

Research Projects

An integrated study of Antarctic land-fast sea ice physical and biological processes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
An integrated study of processes linking sea ice and biological ecosystem elements off East Antarctica during winter : 2007/08 season; Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Assessing status and trends of marine ecosystems in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems Experiment II - an integrated study of physical and ecological sea ice processes off East Antarctica during spring; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Sea Ice Primary Production off Eastern Antarctica; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The Role of Iron as a Micro-Nutrient to the Antarctic Sea-Ice Zone Algal Community ; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
When Sinks Become Sources; Understanding Persistent Organic Pollutant Behaviour in Dynamic Polar Environments; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Diet and Energy Budget of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) - Relationship between Krill and Winter Sea Ice
Effects of Climate Change on Phytoplankton Primary Production and Chemotaxonomy in Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ecosystems
Impact of Climate Change on Physiological and Behavioural Responses of Coastal Micropytobenthos
Incorporation Mechanisms of Organic Matter and Iron into Sea Ice
Photosynthetic Performance and Productivity of Phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean
Primary Production and Fate of Antarctic Sea Ice Algae
The Role of Iron as a Micronutrient in the Antarctic Sea Ice Environment
The Survival Strategies of Microphytobenthos- Behaviour and Physiology