Jade BERMAN (Ulster Wildlife Trust, UK)

Southern Ocean Sponges: the link between biogeography and geochemistry.

Demosponges from the sublittoral and shallow-circalittoral (<24m depth) Antarctic Peninsula with a description of four new species and notes on in situ identification characteristics. See paper in Zootaxa here.

Carys COOK (University of Florida, USA)

Tracing the Quaternary evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctic Ice Sheets using lead isotopes in ice-rafted feldspar mineral grains.

Awarded £5000

Jaimie CLEELAND (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)

Macquarie Island albatrosses: assessing the environmental and anthropogenic influences on population and demographic status and trends. Publications:

Cleeland et al. 2020. Introduced species and extreme weather as key drivers of reproductive output in three sympatric albatrosses. Scientific Reports 8199 (2020)

Cleeland et al. 2021. Disentangling the Influence of Three Major Threats on the Demography of an Albatross Community. Frontiers in Marine Science 578144

Claire HUCK (Imperial College, London, UK)

Continental weathering on Antarctica and Southern Ocean productivity across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary – is there a link?

Awarded £4920

Demian NELSON (University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA)

High resolution geochronology of the Butcher Ridge Igneous Complex – insight into the timing and duration of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province.

Awarded £4900

Nial PETERS (University of Cambridge, UK)

Powering and Communicating-with Remote Instrumentation on Erebus Volcano, Antarctica.

Awarded £3430

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