Carla GRECO (Natural History Museum, UK)

Metagenomic insights into diversity, community function and stromatolite formation in microbial mats of perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee, Antarctica

Awarded £2160

Roger COLOMINAS-CIURÓ (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, CNRS, France)

Interspecific and intraspecific associations between diet, antioxidants, and oxidative status: the unkown role of endogenous antioxidants in the wild

Awarded £4957

Chloe KACZVINSKY (University of Oxford, UK)

Diseases and Microbiome in Gentoo Penguins. Report here.

Awarded £4600

Balaji SENAPATI (IIT Kharagpur, India)

Influence of wavenumber-4 pattern on Antarctic Sea ice using SINTEX-F2 model

Awarded £6000

Mathieu CASADO (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Dating profiles in a trench to study post deposition processes in Antarctica

Awarded £5900

Jack BUCKINGHAM (University of Hull, UK)

Combining scat-based molecular metabarcoding diet analysis with quantification of ingested microplastics in higher predators from South Georgia

Awarded £3300

Flore VAN MALDEGHEM (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Comparison of Antarctic and Arctic sediment traps in the search of cosmic mineral grains

Awarded £6000

Julia MARKS-PETERSON (Oregon State University, USA)

Investigating links between total organic matter in ice cores and CO2 reconstructions

Awarded £4300

Devi VEYTIA (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Immaculate conception: observations of second year krill following a zero-recruitment year?

Awarded £3974

Joey VOERMANS (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Energy transfer from wind to waves in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone. Report here.

Awarded £4600

Chelsey BAKER (National Oceanography Centre, UK)

Exploring the roles of turbulence and transparent exopolymer particles on particle transformation in the Southern Ocean

Awarded £5988


Natalia SERVETTO (Institute of Diversity and Animal Ecology, National Scientific and Technical Research Counci, IDEA – CONICET, Argentina)

Effects of multiple environmental stressors in Southern Oceans: calcifiers vs non-calcifiers benthic species. Report here..

Awarded £5681

Julie SCHRAM (University of Oregon, USA)

Seasonal variation and trophic modification of Antarctic benthic macroalgal fatty acid trophic biomarkers. Report here.

Awarded £6000

Sarah ANDREW (University of North Carolina, USA)

Can Antarctic diatoms use Proteorhodopsin to generate energy instead of photosynthesis?

Awarded £3100

Lydia BACH (Glasgow University, UK)

Coralline algal responses to multiple stressors associated with anthropogenic climate change: does natural variability predict future response?

Awarded £4720

Jasmin McInerney (University of California Davis, USA)

Micro conductivity measurements beneath the Nansen Ice Shelf for high resolution water mass mapping and interaction study

Awarded £5997

Nicole BENAUD (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Structural elucidation and bioactivities of natural products synthesised by Antarctic desert Actinobacteria. Report here.

Awarded £5264

Rita FRANCO-SANTOS (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Insights into year-round mercury levels in Antarctic Krill and its relationship with environmental and biological factors

Awarded £6000

Danielle BUSS (British Antarctic Survey, UK) and Sarah LAMPERT (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Discovering the genetic identity of historic baleen whale populations on a southern hemisphere breeding ground during the early whaling period. Report here.

Awarded £5944

Jane YOUNGER (University of Bath, UK)

Evaluating pathogen and parasite diversity in sub-Antarctic populations of penguins

Awarded £5900

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