The work of researchers on Antarctica has a wide variety of subjects, from polar sea to sea ice and from krill to whales. In this dossier you can find news, backgrounds and results of research of Wageningen University & Research in the Antarctic region. Also, follow expeditions to Antarctica in our researchers' blogs.
In this dossier, you can find research conducted by Wageningen University & Research in relation to its Statutory Research Task (WOT) in Antarctic Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. This task follows from the Netherlands' consultative membership in the Antarctic Treaty, the international agreement for shared government of the Antarctic continent and Southern Oceans. Additional support is obtained from the Netherlands Polar Program of the Netherlands Science Foundation and from foreign host countries that kindly support logistics in our cooperative projects.
The work in the Antarctic has a wide variety of subjects, but has a shared focus on the important role of sea ice in sustaining the rich polar food webs. That focus leads to occasional participation in comparative research expeditions in Arctic areas. When possible, the dossier provides blogs from expeditioners in the field.
Alfred Wegener Institut
The Plant Health Monitoring System of the EDEN ISS Space Greenhouse in Antarctica During the 2018 Experiment Phase
Frontiers in Plant Science 10 (2019). - ISSN 1664-462X - 13 p.
Global warming promotes biological invasion of a honey bee pest
Global Change Biology 25 (2019)11. - ISSN 1354-1013 - p. 3642 - 3655.
Fatty acids and proteins from marine cold adapted microalgae for biotechnology
Algal Research 42 (2019). - ISSN 2211-9264
Large-Eddy Simulations of the Steady Wintertime Antarctic Boundary Layer
Boundary-Layer Meteorology 173 (2019)2. - ISSN 0006-8314 - p. 165 - 192.
Functionalization of Enzymatically Synthesized Rigid Poly(itaconate)s via Post-Polymerization Aza-Michael Addition of Primary Amines
Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis (2019). - ISSN 1615-4150
‘Bijna 3 procent van Antarctica is pinguïnplas’ - Klopt dit wel?
‘Bijna 3 procent van Antarctica is pinguïnplas’ - Klopt dit wel?, De Volkskrant, 2019-02-18, Enith Vlooswijk, https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/-bijna-3-procent-van-antarctica-is-pinguinplas-klopt-dit-wel-~bfd529a4/
Correction to: Growth and LC-PUFA production of the cold-adapted microalga Koliella antarctica in photobioreactors
Journal of Applied Phycology 31 (2019)2. - ISSN 0921-8971 - p. 999 - 999.
How fertile are earthworm casts? A meta-analysis
Geoderma 338 (2019). - ISSN 0016-7061 - p. 525 - 535.
Growth and LC-PUFA production of the cold-adapted microalga Koliella antarctica in photobioreactors
Journal of Applied Phycology 31 (2019)2. - ISSN 0921-8971 - p. 981 - 997.
Improving performance of spatio-temporal machine learning models using forward feature selection and target-oriented validation
Environmental Modelling & Software 101 (2018). - ISSN 1364-8152 - p. 1 - 9.