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Ramirez-Llodra E, Pedersen T, Filbee-Dexter K, Hauquier F, Guilini K, Mikkelsen N, Borgersen G, Gyseghem MV, Vanreusel A, Vilas D 2020. Community structure of deep fjord and shelf benthic fauna receiving different detrital kelp inputs in northern Norway. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 103433.


 Vilas D, Coll M, Pedersen T, Corrales X, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T. 2020. Future trajectories of change for an Arctic deep-sea ecosystem connected to coastal kelp forests. Restoration Ecology.

Wernberg T, Filbee-Dexter K. 2018. Grazers extend blue carbon transfer by slowing sinking speeds of kelp detritus. Scientific reports, 8(1), 17180.


Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Norderhaug KM, Ramirez-Llodra E, Fredrickson S, Pedersen, M. 2019. Arctic kelp forests: productivity, resilience, and future. Global and Planetary Change. 172:1-14.

Wernberg T, Krumhansl, K, Filbee-Dexter K, and Pedersen, M. 2019. Status and trends for the world’s kelp forests. In: World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts, 2e. Ed. C. Sheppard. Elsevier.

Filbee-Dexter, K, Wernberg, T, Norderhaug, KM, Ramirez-Llodra, E, Pedersen MF. 2018. Movement of pulsed resource subsidies from kelp forests to deep fjords. Oecologia.

Filbee-Dexter, K., Wernberg, T. 2018. Rise of Turfs: A New Battlefront for Globally Declining Kelp Forests. BioScience 147.

Frisk, NL. 2017. The effect of temperature and oxygen availability on decay rate and change in food quality of Laminaria hyperborea detritus. MSc Thesis. Supervisor: Morten Foldager Pedersen. 


Ramirez-Llodra E, Rinde E, Gundersen H, Christie H, Fagerli CW, Fredriksen S, Gitmark JK, Norling K, Walday MG, and Norderhaug KM, 2016. A snap shot of the short-term response of crustaceans to macrophyte detritus in the deep Oslofjord. Scientific reports, 6.

Van Gyseghem, Margo (2018). The effect of kelp detritus on meiobenthic community composition and functioning in Malangen fjord, Northern Norway. MSc Thesis. Uni. Gent, Belgium (available upon request)

Vilas D, Coll M, Pedersen T, Corrales X, Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF, Norderhaug KM, Fredriksen S, Wernberg T, Ramírez-Llodra E. 2019. Kelp-carbon uptake by Arctic deep-sea food webs plays a noticeable role in maintaining ecosystem structural and functional traits. Journal of Marine Systems: 103268.

Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF, Fredriksen S, Norderhaug KM, Rinde E, Kristiansen T, Albretsen J, Wernberg T. 2019. Carbon export is facilitated by sea urchins transforming kelp detritus. Oecologia. doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04571-1

Pedersen MF, Filbee-Dexter K, Norderhaug KM, Fredriksen S, Frisk NL, Fagerli CW, Wernberg T. 2019. Detrital carbon production and export in high latitude kelp forests.  Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-019-04573-z

Kelp export: fuel for adjacent communities in changing arctic ecosystems

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