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
Directed transport of volatile organochlorine pollutants to polar regions: the effect on the contamination pattern of Antarctic seabirds
Science of the Total Environment 198 (1997). - ISSN 0048-9697 - p. 43 - 50.
Breeding cycle of the Cape petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, Antarctica
Polar Biology 17 (1997)5. - ISSN 0722-4060 - p. 469 - 472.
Atlantic Odyssey; Atlantische vogelcruise van Antarctica tot in de tropen
Het Vogeljaar 45 (1997)2. - ISSN 0042-7985 - p. 49 - 58.
Probing for the invisible; the development of a monitoring system for global background levels of organochlorine pollutants in Antarctica
University of Groningen. - - p.
Pelagic distribution and numbers of the Antarctic petrel Thalassoica antarctica in the Weddell Sea during spring
Polar Biology 16 (1996). - ISSN 0722-4060 - p. 565 - 572.
Effects of sampling blood and uropygial oil on the breeding success of Antarctic birds
Journal of field ornithology 67 (1996)4. - ISSN 0273-8570 - p. 623 - 629.
Regioselective acylation of disaccharides in tert-butyl alcohol catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 49 (1996). - ISSN 0006-3592 - p. 328 - 333.
Patterns of colony attendance in the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Ibis 138 (1996). - ISSN 0019-1019 - p. 243 - 249.
Egg variability and hatching success in the Cape petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Journal of Zoology 239 (1996). - ISSN 0952-8369 - p. 755 - 768.
Nematodes and decomposition in intertidal ecosystems
Agricultural University. Promotor(en): A.F. van der Wal; M.A. Hemminga. - S.l. : Alkemade - ISBN 9789054851462 - p.