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Papers and publications

The Publication list contains recent publications from Kongsfjorden which is relevant for the MariClim project.

A more complete list of references of Marine Biology work from Kongsfjorden is available as pdf

If you know of publications that should be added to these lists please report to Anette Wold ,


Coulson SJ, Moe, B, Monson F and Gabrielsen GW (2009) The invertebrate fauna of High Arctic seabird nests:the microarthropod community inhabiting nests on Spitsbergen,
Svalbard. Polar Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00300-009-0603-8 [pdf]

Tverrberg V and Nost OA (2009) Eddy overturning across a shelf edge front:
Kongsfjorden, west Spitsbergen. Journal of geophysical research, vol.114, C04024, doi:10.1029/2008JC005106, 2009 [pdf]

Willmes S, Bareiss J, Haas C, Nicolaus M (2009) Observing snowmelt dynamics on fast ice in Kongsfjorden, with NOAA/AVHRR data and field measurements [pdf]


Berge J, Cottier F, Last KS, Varpe Ø, Leu E, Søreide J, Eiane K, Falk-Petersen S, Willis K, Nygård H, Vogedes D, Griffiths C, Johnsen G, Lorentzen D, Brierley AS. Diel vertical migration of Arctic zooplankton during the polar night. Biology letters (in press)

Blachowiak-Samolyk K, Søreide JE, Kwasniewski S, Sundfjord A, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Hegseth EN (2008) Hydrodynamic control of mesozooplankton abundance and biomass in northern Svalbard waters (79-81°N). Deep Sea Research II, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.018. [pdf]

Blachowiak-Samolyk K (2008) Contrasting zooplankton communities (Arctic vs. Atlantic) in the European Arctic marginal Ice Zone. Oceanologia 50(3):363-389 [pdf]

Falk-Petersen S, Mayzaud P, Kattner G. Lipids, life strategy and trophic relationships of Calanus hyperboreus, C. glacialis and C. finmarchicus in the Arctic. Marine Biology Research (accepted)

Graeve M, Lundberg M, Böer M, Kattner G, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S (2008) The fate of dietary lipids in the Arctic ctenophore Mertensia ovum (Fabricius 1780).  Marine Biology 153:643-651 [pdf]

Harding AMA, Kitaysky AS, Hall M, Welcker J, Karnovsky NJ, Talbot S, Hamer K, Grémillet D. Flexibility in the parental effort of an Arctic-breeding seabird. Functional Ecology (accepted)

Larsen KMH, Hansen B, Svendsen H (2008) Faroe Shelf Water. Continental Shelf Research 28: 1754-1768

Narcy F, Gasparini S, Falk-Petersen S, Mayzaud P. Seasonal and individual variability of lipid reserves in Oithona similis (Cyclopoida) in an Arctic fjord. Polar Biology (accepted)

Nilsen F, Cottier FR, Skogseth R, Mattson S (2008) Fjord-shelf exchanges controlled by ice and brine production: The interannual variation of Atlantic Water in Isfjorden, Svalbard. Continental Shelf Research 28:1838-1853 [pdf]

Petursdottir H, Gislason A, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Svavarsson J (2008) Trophic interactions of the pelagic ecosystem over the Reykjanes Ridge as evaluated by fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Deep Sea Research II 55:83-89 [pdf]

Rønning B, Moe B, Chastel O, Broggi J, Langseth M, Bech C (2008) Metabolic adjustments in breeding female kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) includes changes in kidney metabolic intensity. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Biochemical, Systemic and Environmental Physiology 178:779-784 [pdf]

Søreide JE, Falk-Petersen S, Hegseth EN, Hop H, Carroll ML, Hobson KA,  Blachowiak-Samolyk K.  Seasonal feeding strategies of Calanus in the high-Arctic Svalbard region. Deep Sea Research II, doi.10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.05.024 (accepted)

Ucan-Marin F, Arukwe A, Mortensen A, Gabrielsen GW, Fox, G, Letcher RJ. Recombinant transthyretin purification and competitive binding with organohalogen compounds in two gull species (Larus argentatus and Larus hyperboreus). Toxicological  Sciences (accepted)

Walkusz W, Kwasniewski S, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Tverberg V, Wieczorek P, Weslawski JM. Seasonal and spatial changes in the zooplankton community in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Research (accepted)

Willis KJ, Cottier FR, Kwasniewski S (2008) The impact of warm water advection on the winter zooplankton community in Arctic fjord. Polar Biology 31(4):475-481 [pdf]

Willmes S, Bareiss J, Haas C, Nicolaus M. Observing snowmelt dynamics on fast ice in Kongsfjorden/Svalbard with NOAA/AVHRR data and field measurements. Polar Research (accepted)


Angelier F, Clément-Chastel C, Gabrielsen GW and Chastel O (2007) Corticosterone and time-activity budget: an experiment with Black-legged kittiwakes. Hormones and Behavior doi:10.1016/j.ybeh.2007.07.03 [pdf]

Blachowiak-Samolyk K, Kwasniewski S, Dmoch K, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S (2007) Trophic structure of zooplankton in the Fram Strait in spring and autumn 2003.  Deep Sea Research II 54:2716-2728 [pdf]

Blachowiak-Samolyk K, Kwasniewski S, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S (2007) Magnitude of mesozooplankton variability: a case study from the Marginal Ice Zone in the Barents Sea in the spring. Journal of Plankton Research 30(3):311-323 [pdf]

Borgå K, Hop H, Skaare JU, Wolkers H and Gabrielsen GW (2007) Selective bioaccumulation of chlorinated pesticides and metabolites in Arctic seabirds. Environmental Pollution 145:545-553 [pdf]

Cottier FR, Nilsen F, Inall ME, Gerland S, Tverberg V, Svendsen H (2007) Wintertime warming of an Arctic shelf in response to large-scale atmospheric circulation. Geophysical Research Letters 34 (10) [pdf]

Gerland S and Renner AHH (2007) Sea ice mass balance in an Arctic fjord. Annals of Glaciology, 46:435-442 [pdf]

Haukås M, Berger U, Hop H, Gulliksen B and Gabrielsen GW (2007) Bioaccumulation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in selected marine species from the Barents Sea food web. Enviromental Pollution 148:360-371 [pdf]

Kattner G, Hagen W, Lee RF, Campbell R, Deibel D, Falk-Petersen S, Graeve M, Hansen, BW, Hirche HJ, Jonasdottir SH, Madsen ML, Mayzaud P, Müller-Navarra D, Nichols P, Paffenhöffe GA, Pond D, Saito H, Stübing D, Virtue P (2007) Perspectives on zooplankton lipids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1628-1639 [pdf]

Leu E, Falk-Petersen S and Hessen DO (2007) Ultraviolet radiation negatively affects growth but not food quality of Arctic diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography 52 (2):787-797 [pdf]

MacLachlan SE, Cottier FR, Austin, WEN, Howe JA (2007) Water salinity: δ18 O water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen. Polar Research 26:160-167 [pdf]

Niizuma Y, Katsufumi S, Watanuki Y and Naito Y (2007) Brunnich’s guillemots (Uria lomvia) maintain high temperature in the body core during dives. Comp Biochem & Physiol. Part A 147:438-444 [pdf]

Phiel-Harms AA, Tverberg V and Svendssen H (2007) Physical qualification and quantification of the water masses in Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden system cross section. OCEANS'07 Aberdeen Proceeding (ref: 061215-086) [link]

Steen H, Vogedes D, Broms F, Falk-Petersen S and Berge J (2007) Little auks (Alle alle) breeding in a high Arctic fjord system: bimodal foraging strategies as a response to poor food qulity. Polar Research 26:118-125 [pdf]


Blachowiak-Samolyk K, et al. (2006) Arctic zooplankton  do not perform diel vertical migration (DVM) during periods of midnight sun. Marine Ecological Progress Series 308:101-116 [pdf]

Böer M, Graeve M and Kattner G (2006) Impact of feeding and starvation on the lipid metabolism of the Arctic pteropod Clione limacina. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 328:98-112 [pdf]

Cottier FR, Tarling GA, Wold A and Falk-Petersen S (2006) Unsynchronised and synchronised vertical migration of zooplankton in a high Arctic fjord. Limnology and Oceanography 51:6 [pdf]

Dale K, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H and Fevolden SE (2006) Population dynamics and body composition of the Arctic hyperiid amphipod Themisto libellula in Svalbard fjords. Polar Biology 29:1063-1070 [pdf]

Falk-Petersen S, Timofeev  S, Pavlov V and Sargent JR (2006) Climate variability and possible effects on Arctic food chains. The role of Calanus. In: Orbaek JB, Tombre T, Kallenborn R, Hegseth E, Falk-Petersen S, Hoel AH (eds) Arctic-alpine ecosystems and people in a changing environment. Springer Verlag, Berlin

Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Svendsen H, Kwasniewski S, Pavlov V, Pavlova O and Søreide JE (2006) Physical and biological characteristics of the pelagic system across Fram Strait to Kongsfjorden. Progress in Oceanography 71:182-231 [pdf]

Leu E, Falk-Petersen S, Kwasniewski S, Wulff A, Edvardsen K and Hessen DO (2006b) Fatty acid dynamics during the spring bloom in a high Arctic fjord: importance of abiotic factors vs. community change. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:266-279 [pdf]

Leu E, Wängberg SÅ, Wulff A, Falk-Petersen S, Ørbæk JB and Hessen DO (2006c) Effects of changes in ambient PAR and UV radiation on the nutritional quality of an Arctic diatom (Thalassiosira antarctica var. borealis). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology 337:65-81 [pdf]

Lundberg M, Hop H, Eiane K, Gulliksen B and Falk-Petersen S (2006) Population dynamics and accumulation of lipids in Mertensia ovum reveals its reproductive strategy (in Kongsfjorden). Polar biology 149:1345-1353 [pdf]

Shaffer SA, Gabrielsen GW, Verrault J and Costa DP (2006) Validation of water flux and body composition in glacous gull (Larus hyperboreus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79:836-845 [pdf]

Søreide JE, Hop H, Carroll ML, Falk-Petersen S and Hegseth EN (2006) Seasonal food web structures and sympagic-pelagic coupling in the European Arctic revealed by stable isotopes and a two-source food web model. Progress in Oceanography 71:59-87 [pdf]

Sørmo EG, et al. (2006) Biomagnification of brominated diphenyl ether and hexabromocyclododecane flame retardants in polar bear food chain in Svalbard, Norway. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry 25:2502-2511 [pdf]

Willis KJ, Cottier FR, Kwasniewski S, Wold A, Falk-Petersen S (2006) The influence of advection on zooplankton community composition in an Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Journal of Marine Systems. 61:39-54 [pdf]


Arndt C, Berge J and Brandt A (2005) Mouthpart-Atlas of Arctic sympagis amphipods-trophic niche seperation based on mouth part feeding morphology and feeding ecology. Journal of Crustacean Biology 25:401-412 [pdf]

Arndt C, Fernandez-Leborans G, Seuthe L, Berge J and Gulliksen B (2005) Ciliated epibionts on the Arctic sympagic amphipod Gammarus wilkitzkii as indicators for sympago-benthic coupling. Marine Biology 147:643-652 [pdf]

Berge J, Johnsen F, Nilsen F, Gulliksen B and Slagstad D (2005) Ocean temperature oscillations enable reappearence of blue mussels Mytilus edulis in Svalbard after a 1000 year absence. Marine Ecological Progress Series 303:167-175 [pdf]

Böer M, Gannefors C, Kattner G, Graeve M, Hop H and Falk-Petersen S (2005) The Arctic pteropod Clione limacina: seasonal lipid dynamics and life-strategy. Marine Biology 147:707-717 [pdf]

Cottier FR, MacLachlan S and Howe J (2005) Rapid shifts in Arctic marine climate: observations and archives in a Spitsbergen fjord. Ocean Challenge 14:16-23 [pdf]

Cottier FR, Tverberg V, Inall M, Svendsen H, Nilsen F and Griffiths C (2005) Watermass modification in an Arctic fjord through cross-shelf exchange: The seasonal hydrography of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research 110: C12005 doi:12010.11029/12004JC002757 [pdf]

Gannefors C, Boer M, Kattner G, Graeve M, Eiane K, Gulliksen B, Hop H and Falk-Petersen S (2005) The Arctic sea butterfly Limacina helicina: lipids and life strategy. Marine Biology 147: 169-177 [pdf]

Krafft BA (2005). Population biology of ringed seal (Pusa hispada) in Svalbard, Norway. Department of Aquatic BioScience, Norwegian College of Fischery Science. PhD-thesis 172p. [pdf]


Basedow SL, Eiane K, Tverberg V and Spindler M (2004) Advection of zooplankton in an Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Estuarine, Costal and Shelf Science 60:113-124 [pdf]

Gerland S, Haas C, Nicolaus M and Winther J-G (2004) Seasonal development of structure and optical surface properties of fast ice in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Reports on Polar and Marine Research. No. 26-34 Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven [pdf]

Schulz K and Kwasniewski S (2004) New species of benthopelagic copepods from Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago). Sarsia 89: 143-159 [pdf]

Walkusz W, Kwasniewski S, Dmoch K, Hop H, Zmijewska MI, Falk-Petersen S and Sicinski J (2004). Characteristic of Arctic and Antarctic mesozooplankton in the neritic zone during summer. Polish Polar Research 25:275-291 [pdf]


Karnovsky NJ, Kwasniewski S, Weslawski JM, Walkusz W and Beszczynska-Moller A (2003) Foraging behavior of little auks in a heterogeneous environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 253: 289-303 [pdf]

Kwasniewski S, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S and Pedersen G (2003) Distribution of Calanus species in Kongsfjorden, a glacial fjord in Svalbard. Journal of Plankton Research 25:1-20 [pdf]

Nicolaus M, Haas C and Bareiss J (2003) Observations of superimposed ice formation at melt-onset on fast ice on Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 28: 1241-1248 [pdf]

Walkusz W, Storemark K, DSkau T, Gannefors C and Lundberg M (2003) Zooplankton community structure; a comparison of fjords, open water and ice stations in the Svalbard area. Polish Polar Research 24:149-165 [pdf]


Falk-Petersen S, Dahl T, Scott CL, Sargent JR, Gulliksen B, Kwasniewski S, Hop H and Millar RM (2002) Lipid biomarkers and trophic linkages between ctenophores and copepods in Svalbard waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 227:187-194 [pdf]

Hop H, Pearson T, Hegseth EN, Kovacs KM, Wiencke C, Kwasniewski S, Eiane K, Mehlum F, Gulliksen B, Wlodarska-Kowalezuk M, Lydersen C, Weslawski JM, Cochrane S, Gabrielsen GW, Leakey RJG, Lonne OJ, Zajaczkowski M, Falk-Petersen S, Kendall M, Wangberg SA, Bischof K, Voronkov AY, Kovaltchouk NA, Wiktor J, Poltermann M, di Prisco G, Papucci C and Gerland S (2002) The marine ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Research 21:167-208 [pdf]

Scott CL, Kwasniewski S, Falk-Petersen S and Sargent JR (2002) Species differences, origins and functions of fatty alcohols and fatty acids in the wax esters and phospholipids of Calanus hyperboreus, C. glacialis and C. finmarchicus from Arctic waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 235:127-134 [pdf]

Svendsen H, Beszczynska-Moller A, Hagen JO, Lefauconnier B, Tverberg V, Gerland S, Orbaek JB, Bischof K, Papucci C, Zajaczkowski M, Azzolini R, Bruland O, Wiencke C, Winther JG and Dallmann W (2002) The physical environment of Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden, an Arctic fjord system in Svalbard. Polar Research 21:133-166 [pdf]


Falk-Petersen S, Sargent JR, Kwasniewski S, Gulliksen B and Millar RM (2001) Lipids and fatty acids in Clione limacina and Limacina helicina in Svalbard waters and the Arctic Ocean: trophic implications. Polar Biology 24:163-170 [pdf]


Krafft BA, Lydersen C, Kovacs KM, Gjertz I and Haug T (2000) Diving behaviour of lactating bearded seal (Eringnathus barbatus) in the Svalbard area. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie 78: 1408-1418 [pdf]

Scott CL, Kwasniewski S, Falk-Petersen S and Sargent JR (2000) Lipids and life strategies of Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus in late autumn, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Biology 23:510-516 [pdf]

Before 2000

Gerland S, Winther JG, Ørbæk JB and Ivanov BV (1999) Physical properties, spectral reflectance and thickness development of first year ice in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Research 18:275-282 [pdf]