Publications in 2017

Abele, D., Vazquez, S., Buma, A., Hernandez E., Quiroga, C., Held, C., Frickenhaus, S., Harms, L., Lopez, L., Helmke, E. , McCormack, W. Pelagic and benthic communities of the Antarctic ecosystem of Potter Cove: genomics and ecological implications. Marine Genomics.

Lagger C., M. Nime, L. Torre, N. Servetto, M. Tatian, R. Sahade. Climate change, glacier retreat and a new ice-free island offer new insights on Antarctic benthic responses. Ecography, DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03018, online first

Lagger C, Servetto N, Torre L, Sahade R (2017) Benthic colonization in newly ice-free soft-bottom areas in an Antarctic fjord. PLoS ONE12(11): e0186756.

López JL, Golemba M, Hernández E, Mac Cormack WP. Microbial and viral-like rhodopsins present in coastal marine sediments from four polar and subpolar regions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93 (1), 9 pp, 2017. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw216. . fiw216.    

Marcías, M.L., Deregibus, D., Saravia, L.A., Campana, G.L. and Quartino, M.L., 2017. Life between tides: Spatial and temporal variations of an intertidal macroalgal community at Potter Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 187, pp.193-203.

Marina, T.I., Salinas, V., Cordone, G., Campana, G., Moreira, M.E., Deregibus, D., Torre, L., Sahade, R., Tatian, M., Oro, E.B. and De Troch, M., 2017. The food web of Potter Cove (Antarctica): complexity, structure and function. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

Martínez Álvarez LM, Ruberto LAM, Lo Balbo A, Mac Cormack WP. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils in cold regions: development of a pre-optimized biostimulation biopile-scale field assay in Antarctica.  Science of the Total Environment 590-591, 194-203. 2017. DOI:

Monien, D., Monien, P., Brünjes, R., Widmer, T., Kappenberg, A., Silva Busso, A.A., Schnetger, B., Brumsack H.J. (2017). Meltwater as a source of potentially bioavailable iron to Antarctic waters. Antarctic Science, 29(3), pp.277-291

Musumeci MA, Lozada M, Rial DV, Mac Cormack WP, Jansson JK, Sjöling S, Carroll J, Dionisi HM. Prospecting biotechnologically-relevant monooxygenases from cold sediment metagenomes: an in silico approach.  Marine Drugs 15, 114, 2017. 19 pp. doi:10.3390/md15040114.

Roberts, S.J., Monien, P., Foster, L.C., Loftfield, J., Hocking, E.P., Schnetger, B., Pearson, E.J., Juggins, S., Fretwell, P., Ireland, L. and Ochyra, R., 2017. Past penguin colony responses to explosive volcanism on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications, 8.


Seefeldt, M.A., Weigand, A.M., Havermans, C., Moreira, E., Held, C. (2017).  Fishing for scavengers: an integrated study to amphipod (Crustacea: Lysianassoidea) diversity of Potter Cove (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Marine Biodiversity,  doi:10.1007/s12526-017-0737-9

Seefeld, M., Campana, G., Deregibus, D., Quartino, L., Abele, D. Trollian, R., Held, C., (2017). Different feeding strategies in scavenging amphipods and their implications for colonisation success in times of retreating glaciers. Frontiers in Zoology, 14:59.


Vázquez S, Monien P, Pepino MR, Jürgens J, Curtosi A, Villalba PJ, Frickenhaus S, Abele D, Mac Cormack W, Helmke E. Bacterial communities and chemical parameters in soils and coastal sediments in response to diesel spills at Carlini Station, Antarctica. The Science of the total environment. 2017 Jun 26;605:26.