Jessica FITZSIMMONS (Rutgers University, USA)

Colloidal iron distribution and bioavailability along the West Antarctic Peninsula.

Awarded £4800

Ceridwen FRASER (Australian National University, Australia)

How hot rocks help species survive in cold places: using genetics to test whether small patches of volcanically-warmed earth can support high levels of biodiversity in Antarctica.

Amy SPARKES (Cardiff University, UK)

The initiation of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the role of Atlantic overturning circulation. A report of this work can be found here.

Awarded £4440


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.

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


Simon CAMERON (Aberystwyth University, UK)

Humans and their hidden companions cross Antarctica.

Anne JUNGBLUT (Natural History Museum, London, UK)

Quantitative PCR evaluation of cyanobacteria in microbial mats of McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: identification of keystone taxa in benthic foodwebs.

Awarded £3000

Rocio MORENO CARILLO (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK)

Levels and persistence of heavy metals in the Antarctic procellariiform community: a 14 year perspective.

Awarded £4900

Michael POLITO (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mass., USA)

Has Historic Whale and Seal Harvesting and Recent Climatic Warming Altered the Trophic Ecology of Pygoscelis Penguins Over the Last 200 Years?

Awarded £4600

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