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Holland AT, Williamson CJ, Tedstone AJ, Anesio AM, Tranter M and The Black and Bloom Group (2022) Dissolved Nitrogen Speciation and Concentration During Spring Thaw in the Greenland Ice Sheet Dark Zone: Evidence for Microbial Activity. Frontiers in Earth Science, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2022.711560


Irvine-Fynn TDL, Bunting P, Cook JM, Hubbard A, Barrand NE, Hanna E, Hardy AJ, Hodson AJ, Holt TO, Huss M, McQuaid JB, Nilsson J, Naegeli K, Roberts O, Ryan JC, Tedstone AJ, Tranter M and Williamson CJ (2021) Temporal Variability of Surface Reflectance Supersedes Spatial Resolution in Defining Greenland’s Bare-Ice Albedo. Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.3390/rs14010062

Hotaling S, Lutz S, Dial RJ, Anesio AM, Benning LG, Fountain AG, Kelley JL, McCutcheon J, Skiles SM, Takeuchi N and Hamilton TL (2021). Biological albedo reduction on ice sheets, glaciers, and snowfields. Earth-Science Reviews, DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103728

Perini, L., Andrejašič, K., Gostinčar, C., Gunde-Cimerman, N.​ and Zalar, P. (2021). Greenland and Svalbard glaciers host unknown basidiomycetes: the yeast Camptobasidium arcticum sp. nov. and the dimorphic Psychromyces glacialis gen. and sp. Nov.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004655

McCutcheon, J., Lutz, S., Williamson, C., Cook, J.M., Tedstone, A.J., Vanderstraeten, A., Wilson, S.A., Stockdale, A., Bonneville, S., Anesio, A.M., Yallop, M.L., McQuaid, J.B., Tranter, M. and Benning, L.G. (2021). Mineral phosphorus drives glacier algal blooms on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20627-w


Cook, J. M., Tedstone, A. J., Williamson, C., McCutcheon, J., Hodson, A. J., Dayal, A., Skiles, M., Hofer, S., Bryant, R., McAree, O., McGonigle, A., Ryan, J., Anesio, A. M., Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L., Hubbard, A., Hanna, E., Flanner, M., Mayanna, S., Benning, L. G., van As, D., Yallop, M., McQuaid, J., Gribbin, T., and Tranter, M. (2020). Glacier algae accelerate melt rates on the western Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere. DOI:10.5194/tc-2019-58

Holland, A.T., Pinto, B.B., Layton, R., Williamson, C. J., Anesio, A., Vogel, T.M., Larose, C. and Tranter, M. (2020). Over Winter Microbial Processes in a Svalbard Snow Pack: An Experimental Approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 1366. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2020.01029

Mogrovejo, D.C., Perini, L., Gostinčar, C., Sepčić, K., Turk, M., Ambrožič-Avguštin, J., Brill, F.H.H. and Gunde-Cimerman, N. (2020). Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance and Hemolytic Phenotypes in Culturable Arctic Bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11:570. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00570

Nicholes, M.J., Williamson, C., Tranter, M., Holland, A., Yallop, M. and Anesio, A.M. (2020). Photodegradation and biodegradation of dissolved organic matter on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Biogeosciences. DOI:10.5194/bg-2020-227

Poniecka, E.A., Bagshaw, E.A., Sass, H., Segar, A., Webster, G., Williamson, C., Anesio, A.M. and Tranter, M. (2020). Physiological Capabilities of Cryoconite Hole Microorganisms. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2020.01783

Tedstone, A. J., Cook, J. M., Williamson, C. J., Hofer, S., McCutcheon, J., Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L., Gribbin, T., and Tranter, M. (2020). Algal growth and weathering crust structure drive variability in Greenland Ice Sheet ice albedo. The Cryosphere, 1-24. DOI:10.5194/tc-2019-131

Williamson, C., Cook, J., Tedstone, A., Yallop, M., McCutcheon, J., Poniecka, E., Campbell, D., Irvine-Fynn, T., McQuaid, J., Perkins, R. and  Anesio, A., (2020). Algal photophysiology drives darkening and melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet.


Dukhovskoy, D., Yashayaev, I., Proshutinsky, A., Bamber, J., Bashmachnikov, I., Chassignet, E. P/, Lee, C. M., and Tedstone, A. J. (2019). Role of Greenland Freshwater Anomaly in the Recent Freshening of the Subpolar North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(5), 3333-3360. DOI:10.1029/2018JC014686

Hofer, S., Tedstone, A. J., Fettweis, X., & Bamber, J. L. (2019). Cloud microphysics and circulation anomalies control differences in future Greenland melt. Nature Climate Change, 9(7), 523. DOI:10.1038/s41558-019-0507-8

Holland, A. T., Williamson, C. J., Sgouridis, F., Tedstone, A. J., McCutcheon, J., Cook, J. M., Poniecka, E., Yallop, M. L., Tranter, M., Anesio, A. M. & The Black & Bloom Group (2019). Dissolved organic nutrients dominate melting surface ice of the Dark Zone (Greenland Ice Sheet). Biogeosciences, 16, 3283–3296. DOI:10.5194/bg-16-3283-2019

Nicholes, M. J., Williamson, C. J., Tranter, M., Holland, A., Poniecka, E., Yallop, M. L., & Anesio, A. (2019). Bacterial dynamics in supraglacial habitats of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 1366. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01366/full

Perini, L., Gostinčar, C., Anesio, A. M., Williamson, C., Tranter, M., & Gunde-Cimerman, N. (2019). Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet: fungal abundance and diversity are associated with algal bloom. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 557. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00557

Takeuchi, N., Tanaka, S., Konno, Y., Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L., Rassner, S. M., & Edwards, A. (2019). Variations in phototroph communities on the ablating bare-ice surface of glaciers on Brøggerhalvøya, Svalbard. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, 4. DOI:10.3389/feart.2019.00004

Williamson, C., Cameron, K. A., Cook, J. M., Zarsky, J. D., Stibal, M., & Edwards, A. (2019). Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 524. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00524


Bamber, J., Tedstone, A., King, M., Howat, I., Enderlin, E., van den Broeke, M., & Noel, B. (2018). Land ice freshwater budget of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans: 1. Data, methods, and results. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(3), 1827-1837. DOI:10.1002/2017JC013605

Chrismas, N. A., Williamson, C. J., Yallop, M. L., Anesio, A. M., & Sánchez‐Baracaldo, P. (2018). Photoecology of the Antarctic cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. BC1307 brought to light through community analysis, comparative genomics and in vitro photophysiology. Molecular Ecology, 27(24), 5279-5293. DOI:10.1111/mec.14953

Lutz, S., McCutcheon, J., McQuaid, J. B., & Benning, L. G. (2018). The diversity of ice algal communities on the Greenland Ice Sheet as revealed by oligotyping. Microbial Genomics, 4(3), e000159. DOI:10.1099/mgen.0.000159

Poniecka, E. A., Bagshaw, E. A., Tranter, M., Sass, H., Williamson, C. J., Anesio, A. M., and the Black & Bloom team (2018). Rapid development of anoxic niches in supraglacial ecosystems. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 50(1), S100015. DOI:10.1080/15230430.2017.1420859

Skiles, S. M., Flanner, M., Cook, J. M., Dumont, M., & Painter, T. H. (2018). Radiative forcing by light-absorbing particles in snow. Nature Climate Change, 964–971. DOI:10.1038/s41558-018-0296-5

Stevens, I. T., Irvine‐Fynn, T. D. L., Porter, P. R., Cook, J. M., Edwards, A., Smart, M., Moorman, B. J., Hodson, A. J., and Mitchell, A. C. (2018). Near‐surface hydraulic conductivity of northern hemisphere glaciers. Hydrological Processes, 32(7), 850-865. DOI:10.1002/hyp.11439


Anesio, A. M., Lutz, S., Chrismas, N. A., & Benning, L. G. (2017). The microbiome of glaciers and ice sheets. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 3(1), 10. DOI:10.1038/s41522-017-0019-0

Cook, J. M., Sweet, M., Cavalli, O., Taggart, A., & Edwards, A. (2018). Topographic shading influences cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 50(1), S100014. DOI:10.1080/15230430.2017.1414463

Cook, J. M., Hodson, A. J., Gardner, A. S., Flanner, M., Tedstone, A. J., Williamson, C., Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L., Nilsson, J., Bryant, R., and Tranter, M.  (2017b). Quantifying bioalbedo: a new physically based model and discussions of empirical methods for characterising biological influence on ice and snow albedo. The Cryosphere, 11(6), 2611-2632. DOI:10.5194/tc-11-2611-2017

Cook, J., Hodson, A. J., Taggart, A., Mernild, S. H., & Tranter, M. (2017a). A predictive model for the spectral “bioalbedo” of snow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 122(1), 434-454. DOI:10.1002/2016JF003932

Hodson, A. J.Nowak, A.Cook, J.Sabacka, M.Wharfe, E. S.Pearce, D. A.Convey, P., and Vieira, G. (2017). Microbes influence the biogeochemical and optical properties of maritime Antarctic snow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(6), 1456-1470. DOI:10.1002/2016JG003694

Hofer, S., Tedstone, A. J., Fettweis, X., & Bamber, J. L. (2017). Decreasing cloud cover drives the recent mass loss on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Science Advances, 3(6), e1700584. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.1700584

Tedstone, A. J., Bamber, J. L., Cook, J. M., Williamson, C. J., Fettweis, X., Hodson, A. J., & Tranter, M. (2017). Dark ice dynamics of the south-west Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere, 11(6), 2491-2506. DOI:10.5194/tc-11-2491-2017

Williamson, C., Anesio, A., Cook, J., Tedstone, A., Poniecka, E., Holland, A., Fagan, D., Tranter, M. and Yallop, M. (2018). Ice algal bloom development on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(3), fiy025. DOI:10.1093/femsec/fiy025


Musilova, M., Tranter, M., Bamber, J. L., Takeuchi, N., & Anesio, A. (2016). Experimental evidence that microbial activity lowers the albedo of glaciers. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2(0), 106-116. DOI:10.7185/geochemlet.1611


Tedesco, M., Doherty, S., Warren, S., Tranter, M., Stroeve, J., Fettweis, X., & Alexander, P. (2015). What darkens the Greenland ice sheet? Eos. DOI:10.1029/2015EO035773

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