Joseph STEWART (Bristol University, UK)

Southern Ocean coral pH-sensitivity and deep-water carbon release via Burdwood Bank. See report and publication here.

Awarded £3919

Patricia VALDESPINO (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Genomic markers and structural biology of Antarctic microbes

Awarded £4800

Victoria WARWICK-EVANS (British Antarctic Survey, UK)

Macaroni penguin foraging limits on the north coast of South Georgia

Awarded £4400

Katherine SHORT (British Antarctic Survey, UK)

A new comprehensive biogeographical history of two species groups of Tardigrades in Antarctica. See report here.

Awarded £5032

Stanley KO (Rutgers University, USA)

Field calibration of nutrient and temperature proxies in deep-sea coral from New Zealand: towards reconstructing the Southern Ocean biological pump

Awarded £4100

Kate WINTER (Northumbria University, UK)

Quantifying sediment flux through central East Antarctica. Report here.

Awarded £2680


Jamey STUTZ (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Using insights from David Glacier, Antarctica to model the non-linear, threshold-driven response of Antarctic outlet glaciers to climate forcing


Angela SREMBA (Oregon State University, USA)

Stable isotope analysis of blue whale bones collected from South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands to understand pre-exploitation feeding ecology

Awarded £2290

Swan SOW (University of Tasmania, Australia)

High resolution study of the abyssal (Antarctic bottom water) microbial assemblages within the Pacific and Indian sectors of the Southern Ocean

Awarded £5886.80

Ashley SHAW (Colorado State University, USA)

Joint project with Jasmine Lee to produce models of soil biodiversity distribution and conservation priorities for the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica.

Their joint report can be found here

Awarded £1915

Jasmine LEE (University of Queensland and Australian Antarctic Division, Australia)

Joint project with Ashley Shaw to produce models of soil biodiversity distribution and conservation priorities for the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica.

Their joint report can be found here

Awarded £1937

Thomas ROLAND (University of Exeter, UK)

Providing a circum-Antarctic perspective on the terrestrial biological response to recent climate warming, using material collected from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition cruise.

Awarded £5980

Luis RODRĺGUEZ PERTIERRA (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain)

Identification of phylogenetic paths for the invasiveness of non-native Poaceae plant species in Antarctica. A publication arising from samples collected during Luis’s bursary funded fieldtrip can be found here.

Awarded £4100

Ewa PONIEKA (University of Cardiff, UK)

Investigating microbial community structure changes during temporal development of cryoconite holes on Antarctic glaciers. Report here.

Awarded £4590

Estela MLEWSKI (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

Diversity and microbe-mineral interaction in microbial mats from the Antarctic Peninsula. A report of this work can be found here.

Awarded £4139

Freya MITCHISON (University of Cardiff, UK)

Using stable oxygen isotope records of diatoms as a proxy for freshwater release to extend the Antarctic freshwater discharge record back into the Neogene.

Awarded £5988

Elaine MAWBEY (University of Bristol, UK)

Investigating trace metal proxies in benthic foraminifera using core top calibrations and down-core records from the Amundsen Sea

Mawbey et al. 2020. Mg/Ca-Temperature Calibration of Polar Benthic foraminifera species for reconstruction of bottom water temperatures on the Antarctic shelf. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 283: 54-66.

Awarded £5000

Sabrina HEISER (University of Alabama, USA)

The ecology of secondary metabolite production in Plocamium cartilagineum and its population genetic structuring along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Heiser Progress Report 2019

Awarded £3730

Apply for Antarctic Science International Bursary