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Researcher: Kennedy, F (Dr Fraser Kennedy)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Proteomics and intermolecular interactions (excl. medical proteomics)
Cell metabolism
Microbial ecology
Biochemistry and cell biology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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
Bacterial utilisation of aliphatic organics: is the dwarf planet Ceres habitable?; Life
Dark metabolism: a molecular insight into how the Antarctic sea-ice diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus survives long-term darkness; New Phytologist
Effect of temperature on the photosynthetic efficiency and morphotype of Phaeocystis antarctica; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Freezing, melting, and light stress on the photophysiology of ice algae: ex situ incubation of the ice algal diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus (Bacillariophyceae) using an ice tank; Journal of Phycology
Insights into the production and role of nitric oxide in the Antarctic sea-ice diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus; Journal of Phycology
Mapping the in situ microspatial distribution of ice algal biomass through hyperspectral imaging of sea-ice cores; Scientific Reports
Microbes in a sea of sinking particles; Nature Microbiology
Rapid changes in spectral composition after darkness influences nitric oxide, glucose and hydrogen peroxide production in the Antarctic diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus; Polar Biology
Rapid manipulation in irradiance induces oxidative free-radical release in a fast-ice algal community (McMurdo Sound, Antarctica); Frontiers in Plant Science
Response of Antarctic sea-ice algae to an experimental decrease in pH: a preliminary analysis from chlorophyll fluorescence imaging of melting ice; Polar Research
Short note: extracellular export and consumption of glucose in Antarctic sea ice; Polar Biology
Towards improved estimates of sea-ice algal biomass: experimental assessment of hyperspectral imaging cameras for under-ice studies; Annals of Glaciology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision