November 22, 2018

Research out by the KELPEX team has found that detached kelp fragments can be transported many kilometers, and have the potential to rapidly reach the continental shelf where they can be consumed by deep sea animals or get buried into sediments. 

Research to date s...

September 17, 2018

In fact, these lush underwater forests are particularly striking in the Arctic, where terrestrial coasts are barren and ice scoured with little three-dimensional structure.

KELPEX has published a review in Global and Planetary Change that synthesizes existing informatio...

September 14, 2018

At least that is our opinion. And trust us, we are not biased in any way. This week the KELPEX team published a book chapter in 'World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation' on everything kelp. 

Here are some highlights: 

Kelp forests are stands of large brown seaw...

June 8, 2018

KELPEX WP1 was back in action in Sommarøy this May with another successful campaign. Amazing working in these ecosystems. 

Updates on our exciting science to follow. But for now... let's just appreciate these underwater forests.

May 6, 2018

Our WP1 May campaign is in full swing collecting our final round of data for the KELPEX project. After a few days of excellent diving conditions a storm rolled in and trapped us inside. We somehow ended up doing this:

Yes, that is 2 professors and a post...

May 1, 2018

Funny story. Remember that earlier post about the high tech field equipment required to conduct research in these deep fjord habitats? Ha. Right. 

So as this project heads into its last year key links we are still missing are: 1) how long it takes kelp to degrade i...

April 2, 2018

Our new KELPEX paper was just published in Oecologia! Check it out here.

In this manuscript we asked:

How is detritus transported from shallow kelp forests to deep fjord habitats?

We tackled this question using a combination of diving, drop camera transects, deep tra...

January 18, 2018

KELPEX published research today in BioScience on the global extent of the shifts from kelp forests to flat degraded reef seascapes carpeted by turf-algae.

The rise of turfs has now become global in its impact. These critical transitions can be very difficult to hal...

October 19, 2017

Big congratulations to Nicolai Lond Frisk for completing his MSc work and successfully defending his thesis this week. His research investigated how decomposition and chemical changes in kelp detritus varied with season, temperature and oxygen supply. You can find this...

September 1, 2017

Hard to believe that we are closing out the field work component of KELPEX! The WP1 dream team finished strong with a successful 5th campaign. At this point we had our sampling approach down to a fine art, and actually started out with some spare time because we did no...

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