Dr Karen Cameron

Dr Karen Cameron

Ser Cymru II COFUND Research Fellow

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Karen Cameron is a glacial microbial ecologist. Her Sêr Cymru II COFUND fellowship, "MEGARISE (Oct 2016 - 2019), considers how microbiota on the surfaces of glaciers contribute towards surface ice darkening, which leads to enhanced glacial melt; an event which contributes towards sea level rise, and which threatens the resources, lifestyles and lives of humanity worldwide. This project will characterise the composition and function of microbiota sampled from ice surfaces with a view towards linking this to their effect on surface ice darkening. Community responses to changes in environmental conditions will be investigated, and relationships between community members will be considered.

Publications

2017

Stibal, M., Box, J., Cameron, K., Langen, P.L., Yallop, M.L., Mottram, R.H., Khan, A.L., Molotch, N.P., Chrismas, N.A.M., Quaglia, F.C., Remias, D., Smeets, C.J.P., van den Broeke, M.R., Ryan, J., Hubbard, A., Tranter, M., Van As, D., Ahlstrøm, A.P. 2017. Algae drive enhanced darkening of bare ice on the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters 10.1002/2017GL075958

Hauptmann, A.L., Sicheritz-Pontén, T., Cameron, K., Bælum, J., Pilchta, D.R., Dalgaard, M., Stibal, M. 2017. Contamination of the Arctic reflected in microbial metagenomes from the Greenland ice sheet. Environmental Research Letters 12 (7) 10.1088/1748-9326/aa7445 Cadair

Cameron, K., Stibal, M., Olsen, N.S., Mikkelsen, A.B., Elberling, B., Jacobsen, C. 2017. Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments. Microbial Ecology 74 (1) pp. 6-9. 10.1007/s00248-016-0926-2 Cadair

Ryan, J.C., Hubbard, A., Box, J.E., Brough, S., Cameron, K., Cook, J.M., Cooper, M., Doyle, S.H., Edwards, A., Holt, T., Irvine-Fynn, T., Jones, C., Pitcher, L.H., Rennermalm, Å.K., Smith, L.C., Stibal, M., Snooke, N. 2017. Derivation of High Spatial Resolution Albedo from UAV Digital Imagery: Application over the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Earth Science 00040 10.3389/feart.2017.00040 Cadair

2015

Stibal, M., Gözdereliler, E., Cameron, K., Box, J.E., Stevens, I., Gokul, J., Schostag, M., Zarsky, J., Edwards, A., Irvine-Fynn, T., Jacobsen, C. 2015. Microbial abundance in surface ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Microbiology 6 (225) 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00225 Cadair

2010

Hodson, A., Cameron, K., Bøggild, C., Irvine-fynn, T., Langford, H., Pearce, D., Banwart, S. 2010. The structure, biological activity and biogeochemistry of cryoconite aggregates upon an Arctic valley glacier: Longyearbreen, Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology 56 (196) pp. 349-362. 10.3189/002214310791968403 Cadair