Scientists discover ‘tiger’ of the plankton world enjoys its veg tooPosted: 16th July 2020
With large teeth, hooks and poison glands, arrow worms have been nicknamed the tigers of the plankton world and are believed to be successful carnivorous hunters of the deep – but new evidence from a Scottish researcher has shown that the creature may enjoy its ‘greens’ too.
New warning over climate change from Siberian Arctic – BBC NewsPosted: 15th July 2020
Stark new findings of an international team of scientists led by the UK Met Office has raise profound questions about the future of the earth’s climate.
Biological clocks keep ticking in the Arctic OceanPosted: 15th July 2020
Marine biologists studying how climate change affects the Arctic found that despite permanent daylight during the Arctic summer internal biological clocks continue to provide the rhythm of life.
Biogeochemical Consequences of Climate-Driven Changes in the ArcticPosted: 26th May 2020
New Frontiers Research Topic edited by “Changing Arctic Ocean” scientists available to view online. Publications in this topic examine the cascading effects of climate change on Arctic Ocean carbon and nutrient dynamics, including important feedbacks on local and regional budgets.
‘Hidden’ water in the ocean could be key to understanding how creatures feedPosted: 21st April 2020
MYSTERIOUS patches of ‘hidden’ water could help scientists understand how ocean creatures feed. Scottish scientists working with marine robots have measured previously hidden patches of water between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that could dramatically alter the understanding of how the ocean’s food web forms.
As the Arctic warms, light pollution may pose a new threat to marine lifePosted: 5th March 2020
Thanks to climate change, more humans are able to pass through the Arctic, and they’re making the region’s once black polar night brighter.
Strathclyde mathematician joins Arctic climate change venturePosted: 14th August 2019
A mathematics researcher at the University of Strathclyde has joined a scientific venture to the Arctic Ocean which is to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain.
Jens Strauss talks about methane release from thawing permafrostPosted: 8th August 2019
Dr Jens Strauss gave an interview today with Aktuelle Stunde about the climate impacts of warming in the Arctic on permafrost.
Arctic study to shed light on organisms key to the food chainPosted: 4th August 2019
A research team – led by a University of Stirling expert – will set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean this weekend in a bid to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain.
Thawing permafrost – an underestimated threat to global climatePosted: 28th May 2019
Scientists are investigating how the thawing of soils that have been frozen for thousands of years affects the climate.
Copepods: The unsung heroes of the oceanPosted: 24th April 2019
Published in NERC’s Planet Earth magazine this week is an interview with Holly Jenkins, a PhD student in the DIAPOD project, describing her research on copepods.
Interview on Blue Planet Live with Prof David PondPosted: 28th March 2019
During a week of live programmes on the BBC, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life around the globe to explore the health of our oceans.