New paper - Importance of sea ice for Arctic food webs
Right on time for the holiday break, our newest paper is out in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. It was lead by Gustavo Yunda-Guarin, as part of his PhD research at Laval University (Québec, Canada). It is part of the Green Edge project special issue.
For this paper, we combined stable isotopes and lipid trophic markers to show that sea ice-derived production is an important energy source for deep-sea benthos in the Canadian Arctic. This suggests that changes in spring sea ice phenology could alter benthic food-web structure. Read the full story at https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.047