The influence of the synoptic regime on stable water isotopes in precipitation at Dome C, Antarctica

Schlosser, E./A. Dittmann/B. Stenni/J. G. Powers/K.W. Manning/V. Masson-Delmotte/M. Valt/A. Cagnati/P. Grigioni/C. Scarchilli

The Cryosphere,

Review of regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years

Thomas, E./J. Melchior van Wessem/J. Roberts, E. Isaksson/Elisabeth Schlosser/TJ Fudge/P. Vallelonga/B. Medley/J. Lenaerts/N. Bertler/M. R. van den Broeke/D. A. Dixon/M. Frezzotti/B. Stenni/M. Curran/A. A. Ekaykin

Climate of the Past,



Hossain, Kamrul/Roncero Martin, J. Miguel/Petrétei, Anna/Holienčin, Filip

In: Hussain K. et al. (eds) Indigenous peoples of the North and human security. Leiden: Brill

Constructing Arctic security: an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding security in the Barents region

Hossain, Kamrul/Zojer, Gerald/Greaves, Wilfrid/Roncero, J. Miguel/Sheehan, Michael

Polar Record: 1-15.


Planetary Protection and Mars Special Regions—A Suggestion for Updating the Definition

Rettberg Petra, Anesio Alexandre M., Baker Victor R., Baross John A., Cady Sherry L., Detsis Emmanouil, Foreman Christine M., Hauber Ernst, Ori Gian Gabriele, Pearce David A., Renno Nilton O., Ruvkun Gary, Sattler Birgit, Saunders Mark P., Smith David H., Wagner Dirk, and Westall Frances

Astrobiology 16(2): 119-125


Aerobiology Over Antarctica – A New Initiative for Atmospheric Ecology

Pearce DA, Alekhina IA, Terauds A, Wilmotte A, Quesada A, Edwards A, Dommergue A, Sattler B, Adams BJ, Magalhães C, Chu W-L, Lau MCY, Cary C, Smith DJ, Wall DH, Eguren G, Matcher G, Bradley JA, de Vera J-P, Elster J, Hughes KA, Cuthbertson L, Benning LG, Gunde-Cimerman N, Convey P, Hong SG, Pointing SB, Pellizari VH and Vincent WF

Front. Microbiol. 7:16. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00016

Activity and community structures of sulfate-reducing microorganisms in polar, temperate and tropical marine sediments

Robador A, Müller AL, Sawicka JE, Berry D, Hubert C, Loy A, Jørgensen BB, Brüchert V

ISME Journal. 10: 796–809

doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.157

Diversity analysis of sulfite- and sulfate-reducing microorganisms by multiplex dsrA and dsrB amplicon sequencing using new primers and mock community-optimized bioinformatics

Pelikan C, Herbold CW, Hausmann B, Müller AL, Pester M, and Loy A

Environ Microbiol. 18: 2994-3009

doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13139

Ecogenomics and potential biogeochemical impacts of globally abundant ocean viruses

Roux S, Brum JR, Dutilh BE, Sunagawa S, Duhaime MB, Loy A, Poulos BT, Solonenko N, Lara E, Poulain J, Pesant S, Kandels-Lewis S, Dimier C, Picheral M, Searson S, Cruaud C, Alberti A, Duarte CM, Gasol JM, Vaque D, Tara Oceans Coordinators, Bork P, Acinas SG, Wincker P, and Sullivan MB

Nature 537: 689–693

doi: 10.1038/nature19366

Unterwegs. Mobiles Leben in der Erdgas- und Erdölindustrie in Russlands Arktis /Мобильный образ жизни вахтовых рабочих нефтегазовой промышленности на Русском Крайнем Севере/Lives on the Move – Long-distance Commuting in the Northern Russian Petroleum Industry. With an extended summary in English and Russian

Saxinger, Gertrude

Wien/Weimar/Köln: Böhlau., 17/08/2016

Ready to go! The next generation of mobile highly skilled workforce in the Russian petroleum industry

Saxinger, G./Öfner, E., Shakirova, E., Ivanova, M., Yakolev, M., Gareyev, E.

The Extractive Industries and Society 3/3: 627-639.

Lured by oil and gas: Labour mobility, multi-locality and negotiating normality & extreme in the Russian Far North

Saxinger, Gertrude

The Extractive Industries and Society 3/1: 50-59

Infinite Travel: The Impact of Labor Conditions on Mobility Potential in the Northern Russian Petroleum Industry

Saxinger, Gertrude

Laruelle, M. (ed.): New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia’s Arctic Regions. London: Routledge: 85-103

Boom back or blow back? Growth strategies in mono-industrial resource towns – “east” & “west”

Saxinger, G./Petrov, A./Kuklina, V./Krasnostanova, N./Carson, D.A.

Taylor, A./Carson, D.B./Ensign, P./Huskey, L./Rasmussen, R./Saxinger, G. (eds.): Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing: 49-74

Can one see the Arctic from Vienna?

Schweitzer, P.

Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology Website

A Statistical Test of Phase Closure to Detect Influences on DInSAR Deformation Estimates Besides Displacements and Decorrelation Noise: Two Case Studies in High-Latitude Regions

Zwieback, S., Liu, X., Antonova, S., Heim, B., Bartsch, A., Boike, J., Hajnsek, I.

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,  DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2569435.

Geodatabase and WebGIS project for long-term permafrost monitoring at the Vaskiny Dachi research station, Yamal, Russia

Dvornikov, Y., Leibmann, M., Heim, B., Bartsch, A., Haas, A., Khomutov, A., Gubarkov, A., Mikhaylova, M., Mullanurov, D., Widhalm, B., Skorospekhova, T., Fedorova, I.

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,  DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2569435.

Three-year monitoring of stable isotopes of precipitation at Concordia Station, East Antarctica

B. Stenni, C. Scarchilli, V. Masson-Delmotte, E. Schlosser, V. Ciardini, G. Dreossi, P. Grigioni, M. Bonazza, A. Cagnati, D. Karlicek, C. Risi, R. Udisti, M. Valt

The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2415-2016

Surface mass balance and water stable isotopes derived from firn cores on three ice rises, Fimbul Ice Shelf, Antarctica

P. Vega, E. Schlosser, D. V. Divine, J. Kohler, T. Martma, A. Eichler, M. Schwikowski, and E. Isaksson

The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2763-2016

Precipitation regime and stable isotopes at Dome Fuji, East Antarctica

Dittmann, A., E. Schlosser, V. Masson-Delmotte, J. G. Powers, K. W. Manning, M. Werner, and K. Fujita

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6883-6900, doi:10.5194/acp-16-6883-2016.

A comparison of Antarctic Ice Sheet surface mass balance from atmospheric climate models and in situ observations

Wang, Y., M. Ding, J. M. Van Wessem, E. Schlosser, S. Altnau, M. R. van den Broeke, J. T. M. Lenaerts, E. R. Thomas, E. Isaksson, J. Wang, W. Sun

J. Climate EOR, DOI:

Precipitation and synoptic regime in two extreme years 2009 and 2010 at Dome C, Antarctica – implications for ice core interpretation

Schlosser, E., B. Stenni, M. Valt, A. Cagnati, J. G. Powes, K. W. Manning, M. Raphael, M. G. Duda

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4757-4770, doi:10.5194/acpd-16-4757-2016.


Endospores of thermophilic bacteria as tracers of microbial dispersal by ocean currents

Müller AL, de Rezende JR, Hubert C, Kjeldsen KU, Lagkouvardos I, Berry D, Jørgensen BB, and Loy A

ISME Journal. 8: 1153-1165. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.225.


Behind the Scenes in Yukon Mining: Work, camp and family life in Yukon mining today

Saxinger, Gertrude

Climatic signals from 76 shallow firn cores in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica

Altnau, S., E. Schlosser, E. Isaksson, D. Divine

The Cryosphere (2015), 9, 925-944, doi:10.5194/tc-9-925-2015

Brief Communication: Future avenues for permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers

Fritz, M., Deshpande, B. N., Bouchard, F., Högström, E., Malenfant-Lepage, J., Morgenstern, A., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Paquette, M., Rudy, A. C. A., Siewert, M. B., Sjöberg, Y., and Weege, S.

The Cryosphere (2015), 9, 1715-1720, doi:10.5194/tc-9-1715-2015


Metabolic and trophic interactions modulate methane production by Arctic peat microbiota in response to warming

Alexander Tøsdal Tveit, Tim Urich, Peter Frenzel and Mette Marianne Svenning

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015): 201420797



Recent climate tendencies on an East Antarctic ice shelf inferred from a shallow firn core network

Schlosser, E., H. Anschütz, D. Divine, T. Martma, A. Sinisalo, S. Altnau, E. Isaksson

J. Geophysic. Res. (2014), 119 (11) 6549-6562 doi:10.1002/2013JD020818

Phylogenetic and environmental diversity of DsrAB-type dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductases

Müller AL, Kjeldsen KU, Rattei T, Pester M, and Loy A (2014)

ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.208.


Site- and horizon-specific patterns of microbial community structure and enzyme activities in permafrost-affected soils of Greenland

Gittel A, Bárta J, Schnecker J, Kohoutová I, Wild B, Capek P, Kaiser C, Torsvik VL, Richter A, Schleper C, Urich T.

Frontiers in Microbiology 5, 541. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00541.


Microbial community structure and functioning in marine sediments associated with diffuse hydrothermal venting assessed by integrated meta‐omics

Urich T, Lanzén A, Stokke R, Bayer C, Pedersen RB, Thorseth I, Schleper C, Steen IH, Øvreas L.

Environ Microbiol. (2014), 16(9):2699-710, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12283

Full article

Russia’s long-distance commuters in the oil and gas industry: social mobility and current developments – an anthropological perspective from the Republic of Bashkortostan

Elisabeth Öfner
Journal of Rural and Community Development (2014), Special Issue: Community impacts from large oil and natural gas ventures in rural and remote areas


Metatranscriptomic analysis of Arctic peat soil microbiota

Tveit, A., Urich, T., and Svenning, M.M.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2014). 80(18):5761. doi:10.1128/AEM.01030-14.


Surface water inundation in the boreal-Arctic: potential impacts on regional methane emissions

Jennifer D Watts, John S Kimball, Annett Bartsch and Kyle C McDonald
Environ. Res. Lett. (2014) Volume 9, 075001

Video Abstract

Ich bin bereit – Die nächste Generation mobiler Fachkräfte in der russischen Erdgas- und Erdölindustrie

Gertrude Saxinger, Elisabeth Öfner, Elv‘ira Šakirova, Maria Ivanova, Maksim Yakovlev and Eduard Gareev

ASSA Journal (2014), Vol.2, pp. 1-24


Effects of Soil Organic Matter Properties and Microbial Community Composition on Enzyme Activities in Cryoturbated Arctic Soils

Schnecker, J., Wild, B., Hofhansl, F., Alves, R. J. E., Bárta, J., Čapek, P., … & Richter, A.
PloS one, 9.4,2014, e94076


Vliyanie vakhtovogo metoda organizatsii proizvodsv na bazovie goroda Rossiyskogo severa: na primere goroda Vorkuty

The impact of long-distance commuting on the base towns of the Russian North: case study of Vorkuta

Nuykina, Elena (2013)

Izvestiya Komi Nauchnogo tsentra UrO RAN, N1 (13), pp. 107-116, 2013

Bodenschätze und Menschenschätze: Zur sozialen und materialen Situation der fossilen Rohstoffe in Nordwest-Sibirien im Kontext des Fernpendelns

Donecker et al. (Hg.), Beitrag von Gertrude Eilmsteiner-Saxinger

Wien: LIT Verlag (2013), Wege zum Norden: Wiener Forschungen zu Arktis und Subarktis, 23-43


Assessment of spring floods and surface water exent over Yamalo-Nenets Atonomous District

Trofaier A. M., Bartsch, A., Rees, G. & M. Leibman

Environ. Res. Lett 8 045026 (2013), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045026


Distinct microbial communities associated with buried soils in the Siberian tundra

Gittel, A., Bárta, J., Kohoutová, I., Mikutta, R., Owens, S., Gilbert, J., … &∓ Urich, T.

The ISME Journal, 2013


Nitrogen dynamics in Turbic Cryosols from Siberia and Greenland

Birgit Wild a,b,*, Jörg Schnecker a,b, Jirí Bárta c, Petr Capek c, Georg Guggenberger d,Florian Hofhansl a, Christina Kaiser a,e, Nikolaj Lashchinsky f, Robert Mikutta d,Maria Mooshammera, Hana Santrucková c, Olga Shibistova d,g, Tim Urich b,h, i,Sergey A. Zimov j, Andreas Richter

Soil Biology and Biochemistry 67 (2013): 85-93


Early snowmelt events: detection, distribution, and significance in a major sub-arctic watershed

Kathryn Alese Semmens, Joan Ramage, Annett Bartsch and Glen E. Liston

Environmental Research Letters, March 2013, Volume 8, Number 1, 014020


IASC Newsletter Spring 2013