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
‘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/
How fertile are earthworm casts? A meta-analysis
Geoderma 338 (2019). - ISSN 0016-7061 - p. 525 - 535.
EDEN ISS: Groenteproductie op Antarctica als eerste stap
Kas Magazine / TuinbouwCommunicatie 2018 (2018)3. - ISSN 1878-8408 - p. 44 - 47.
Enzymatic synthesis and characterization of novel terpolymers from renewable sources
Pure and Applied Chemistry (2018). - ISSN 0033-4545
Correction to: Growth and LC-PUFA production of the cold-adapted microalga Koliella antarctica in photobioreactors
Journal of Applied Phycology (2018). - ISSN 0921-8971 - 1 p.
Persistent Organic Pollutants in two species of migratory birds from Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctica
Marine Pollution Bulletin 137 (2018). - ISSN 0025-326X - p. 113 - 118.
Growth and LC-PUFA production of the cold-adapted microalga Koliella antarctica in photobioreactors
Journal of Applied Phycology (2018). - ISSN 0921-8971 - 17 p.
Review: the energetic value of zooplankton and nekton species of the Southern Ocean
Marine Biology 165 (2018). - ISSN 0025-3162 - 39 p.
Priorities for protected area research
PARKS: the International of Protected Areas and Conservation 24 (2018)1. - ISSN 0960-233X - p. 35 - 50.
Biocatalytic Route for the Synthesis of Oligoesters of Hydroxy-Fatty acids and ϵ-Caprolactone
Biotechnology Journal 13 (2018)6. - ISSN 1860-6768