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
Regime transitions in near-surface temperature inversions : A conceptual model
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74 (2017)4. - ISSN 0022-4928 - p. 1057 - 1073.
Zoeken naar diertjes onder het zee-ijs van Antarctica ; Looking for life below the sea-ice in Antarcica
Zoeken naar diertjes onder zee-ijs van Antarctica; Looking for life below the sea-ice in Antartica, Wageningen World, 2016(4): 52, 2016-12-01, https://edepot.wur.nl/4131
Choosing crops for cultivation in space
LES results of the GABLS4 exercice : an intercomparison of models in extremely stable conditions over Antarctica
Op Antarctica zijn 150.000 pinguïns kwijt
Op Antarctica zijn 150.000 pinguïns kwijt, Trouw, 2016-02-23, Kick Hommes, https://edepot.wur.nl/4105
Tourism and Arctic Observation Systems: exploring the relationships
Polar Research 35 (2016). - ISSN 0800-0395 - 13 p.
Towards a tipping point? Exploring the capacity to self-regulate Antarctic tourism using agent-based modelling
Journal of Sustainable Tourism 24 (2016)3. - ISSN 0966-9582 - p. 412 - 429.
Clear-sky stable boundary layers with low winds over snow-covered surfaces Part 2: Process sensitivity
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142 (2016)695. - ISSN 0035-9009 - p. 821 - 835.
Explaining the disjunct distributions of austral plants: The roles of Antarctic and direct dispersal routes
Journal of Biogeography 42 (2015)7. - ISSN 0305-0270 - p. 1197 - 1209.
Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of oligoesters of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid with aliphatic diols
Pure and Applied Chemistry 87 (2015)1. - ISSN 0033-4545 - p. 59 - 69.