Louise BIDDLE (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Using Seaglider data to observe submesoscale and mixed layer processes in the Southern Ocean Drake Passage. Report here.

Awarded £5445


Andrew FOOTE (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark)

Investigating adaptation to the thermal challenges of the Antarctic in killer whale ecotypes.

Awarded £4860

Oliver HOGG (University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey, UK)

A high resolution study on the benthic assemblages of South Georgia’s shelf troughs by remotely operated vehicle: in situ assessment of predictive habitat mapping. Hogg_ASB_Final_Report

Awarded £3300

Marie VERHEYE (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium)

Development of microsatellite markers to study the genetic diversity and connectivity of Eusirus species (Amphipoda, Crustacea) on the continental shelf. See report here.

Awarded £4442

Sara LABROUSSE (National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France)

Antarctic predators to unravel the under-ice mysteries in the Weddell Sea. See publication here.

Awarded £4650

Jilda CACCAVO (University of Padua, Italy)

Using otolith chemistry to test population structure and life history connectivity of Pleuragramma antarctica in the Southeast Weddell Sea.

Final Report_Caccavo

Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series in 2019.

Awarded £4305

Roksana MAJEWSKA (University of Naples, Italy)

Biodiversity of moss-associated diatoms from the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Awarded £4905


Ottavia CAVALLI (University of Aberystwyth, UK)

Are contemporary cryoconite holes Antarctic analogues of Snowball Earth ecosystems?

Awarded £4968

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

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