Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Laura Hobbs

Research interests:

Arctic ecology; bioacoustics; climate change; climate driven ecosystem changes; light availability; sea-ice; carbon cycling

Career history:

2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Strathclyde
2018-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scottish Association for Marine Science and the University of Strathclyde

Active research projects:

Arctic Prize – Arctic productivity in the seasonal ice zone

Arctic ABC – Arctic Ocean ecosystems: applied technology, biological interactions and Consequences in an era of abrupt climate change

Recent publications:

KS Last, L Hobbs, J Berge, AS Brierley, F Cottier. 2016. Moonlight drives ocean-scale mass vertical migration of zooplankton during the Arctic winter. Current Biology. 26 (2), 244-251
JC Grenvald, TA Callesen, M Daase, L Hobbs, G Darnis, PE Renaud, … 2016. Plankton community composition and vertical migration during polar night in Kongsfjorden. Polar Biology 39 (10), 1879-1895
G Darnis, L Hobbs, M Geoffroy, JC Grenvald, PE Renaud, J Berge, … From polar night to midnight sun: Diel vertical migration, metabolism and biogeochemical role of zooplankton in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). 2017. Limnology and Oceanography.

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