Research Abstracts

  1. "Investigating the Canadian Arctic marine microbiome and its potential for hydrocarbon bioremediation". Maria Bautista, 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, 2018-08-14.
  2. "Hydrocarbon degrading microbial communities as indicators of hydrocarbon biodegradation potential in deep sea sediments off Canada’s east coast". Srijak Bhatnagar, 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, 2018-08-14.
  3. "Nutrient amended biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons along Canada's Labrador coast". Sean Murphy, 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, 2018-08-15.

Invited Presentations

  1. "Remote sensing of oil spills in freezing environments at the University of Manitoba Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility", Thomas Neusitzer, ANTEM 2018 Symposium, 2018-08-20.
  2. "The kaleidoscope in opening the Arctic seas for shipping: are we ready?" Adolf Ng, University of Rhode Island, Distinguished Visiting International Scholar Program, 2018-04-11.
  3. "Advances in the analysis of microbiomes involved in biodegradation and remediation in the environment". Charles Greer, 18th International Biotechnology Symposium, 2018-08-13.
  4. "Climate Change Influence on the Microbial Community Response to Petroleum Contamination in the Arctic". Charles Greer, Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop, 2018-06-13.


  1. Vergeynst, L., Christensen, J. H., Kjeldsen, K. U., Meire, L., Boone, W., Malmquist, L. M., & Rysgaard, S. (2019). In situ biodegradation, photooxidation and dissolution of petroleum compounds in Arctic seawater and sea ice. Water research, 148, 459-468.
  2. Vergeynst, L., Kjeldsen, K. U., Lassen, P., & Rysgaard, S. (2018). Bacterial community succession and degradation patterns of hydrocarbons in seawater at low temperature. Journal of hazardous materials, 353, 127-134.
  3. Neusitzer, T. D., Firoozy, N., Tiede, T. M., Desmond, D. S., Lemes, M. J., Stern, G. A., ... & Barber, D. G. (2018). Examining the Impact of a Crude Oil Spill on the Permittivity Profile and Normalized Radar Cross Section of Young Sea Ice. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(2), 921-936.
  4. Barber, D. G., Babb, D. G., Ehn, J. K., Chan, W., Matthes, L., Dalman, L. A., ... & Lukovich, J. V. (2018). Increasing mobility of high Arctic Sea ice increases marine hazards off the east coast of Newfoundland. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(5), 2370-2379.
  5. Firoozy, N., Neusitzer, T., Chirkova, D., Desmond, D. S., Lemes, M. J., Landy, J., ... & Barber, D. G. (2018). A Controlled Experiment on Oil Release Beneath Thin Sea Ice and Its Electromagnetic Detection. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
  6. Greer, C. W., & Juck, D. F. (2017). Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Spills in Cold Terrestrial Environments. In Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology (pp. 645-660). Springer, Cham.