CHASE

Chronobiology of changing Arctic Sea Ecosystems

Lead Investigators

  • Dr Kim Last

    Co-lead investigator, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

    I am an ecologist interested in the effects of human activities on marine organisms with a particular focus on chronobiology (or how organisms tell the time?) and co-lead investigator in the CHASE project. Over the last few years I have specialised in understanding the daily migrations of zooplankton which constitute one of the biggest daily migrations on the planet. I apply chronobiological tools to visualise migration behaviours in different environments from fjord to open ocean and have been on many Arctic cruises.

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  • Professor Dr Bettina Meyer

    Co-lead investigator, University of Oldenburg/AWI

    Bettina Meyer addresses causes and consequences of population shifts of polar pelagic key invertebrates, such as krill and calanoid copepodes, that drive or have a strong impact on ecosystem functioning. Her research focuses on process-oriented studies in the field and in the laboratory to understand genetic and physiological traits of these organisms to cope with a changing environment. Bettina leads the research in the CHASE project in Germany.

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