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.


Dark zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet controlled by distributed biologically-active impuritiesRyan, J. C., Hubbard, A., Stibal, M., Irvine-Fynn, T. D., Cook, J., Smith, L. C., Cameron, K. & Box, J. 2018 In : Nature Communications.9, 10 p., 1065
Algae drive enhanced darkening of bare ice on the Greenland ice sheetStibal, 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 In : Geophysical Research Letters.
Contamination of the Arctic reflected in microbial metagenomes from the Greenland ice sheetHauptmann, A. L., Sicheritz-Pontén, T., Cameron, K., Bælum, J., Pilchta, D. R., Dalgaard, M. & Stibal, M. 2017 In : Environmental Research Letters.12, 7
Microbial Life in Supraglacial EnvironmentsEdwards, A. & Cameron, K. 2017 Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology. Margesin, R. (ed.). Springer Nature, p. 57-82
Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta SedimentsCameron, K., Stibal, M., Olsen, N. S., Mikkelsen, A. B., Elberling, B. & Jacobsen, C. 2017 In : Microbial Ecology.74, 1, p. 6-94 p.
Derivation of High Spatial Resolution Albedo from UAV Digital Imagery: Application over the Greenland Ice SheetRyan, 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 In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 00040
Microbial abundance in surface ice on the Greenland Ice SheetStibal, M., Gözdereliler, E., Cameron, K., Box, J. E., Stevens, I., Gokul, J., Schostag, M., Zarsky, J., Edwards, A., Irvine-Fynn, T. & Jacobsen, C. 2015 In : Frontiers in Microbiology.6, 225
The structure, biological activity and biogeochemistry of cryoconite aggregates upon an Arctic valley glacier: Longyearbreen, SvalbardHodson, A., Cameron, K., Bøggild, C., Irvine-fynn, T., Langford, H., Pearce, D. & Banwart, S. 2010 In : Journal of Glaciology.56, 196, p. 349-362