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Dr. Cynan Ellis-Evans - Profile

Selected recent publications:

 Appleby, P.G., Jones,V.J. & Ellis-Evans J.C.(1995). Radiometric dating of lake sediments from Signy Island (Maritime Antarctic): Evidence of recent climate change. Journal of Palaeolimnology 13: 179-191.

Ellis-Evans, J.C. (1996). Microbial diversity and function in Antarctic freshwater ecosystems ? a review. Biodiversity & Conservation, 5(1): 1395-1431.

 Ellis-Evans, J.C. & Wynn-Williams, D.D. (1996) A great lake under Antarctica. Nature, 381: 644-645

 Bjorck, S., Olsson, S., Ellis-Evans, J. C., Hakansson, H., Humlum, O. & De Lirio, J. M. (1996). Late Holocene palaeoclimatic records from lake sediments on James Ross Island, Antarctica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 121(3-4), 195-220.

 Caulkett, A. P. & Ellis-Evans, J. C. (1996). Origin and composition of settling iron aggregates in oligotrophic Sombre lake, Signy island, Antarctica. Hydrobiologia 330(3), 177-187.

 Davey, M. C. & Ellis-Evans, J. C. (1996). The influence of water content on the light climate within Antarctic mosses characterized using an optical microprobe. Journal of Bryology 19(Pt2), 235-242.

 Laybourn-Parry J, Ellis-Evans, J.C. & Butler, H.J. (1996) Microbial dynamics during the summer ice-loss phase in maritime Antarctic lakes. Journal of Plankton Research. 18(4), 495-511.

Bayliss, P.R., Ellis-Evans, J.C. & Laybourn-Parry, J. (1997) Temporal patterns of primary production in a large ultra-oligotrophic Antarctic freshwater lake. Polar Biology. 18: 363.370.

Caulkett, A. P. & Ellis-Evans, J. C. (1997). Chemistry of streams of Signy Island, maritime Antarctic: Sources of major ions.Antarctic Science 9(1), 3-11.

Ellis-Evans, J.C. (1997) Microscale distribution of photo-autotrophic micro-organisms in relation to light, temperature and moisture in Antarctic lithosols. In: W. B. Lyons, C. Howard-Williams & I. Hawes (eds.), Ecosystem Processes in Antarctic Ice-free Landscapes. Balkema Press, Rotterdam, 89-102.

Ellis-Evans, J.C., Laybourn-Parry, J., Bayliss, P.R. & Perriss, S. (1998) Human impact on an oligotrophic lake in the Larsemann Hills. In: (Battaglia, B, Valencia, J.,Walton, D.W.H. eds.) Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival. CUP, Cambridge. 396-404.

 Reay, D.S., Nedwell, D.B., Priddle, J. & Ellis-Evans J.C. (1999) Temperature dependence of inorganc nitrogen uptake: reduced adffinity for nitrate at suboptimal temperatures in both algae and bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microb. 65 (6): 2577-2584.

 Butler, H.J., Edworthy, M.G. & Ellis-Evans, J.C. (2000) Temporal plankton dynamics in an oligotrophic maritime Antarctic lake. Freshwater Biology 43, (2) : 215-230

 Ellis-Evans, J.C. (2001) Sub-glacial Lake Vostok ? A possible analogue for a Europan Ocean. JBIS, 54(5/6): 159-168.

 Noon, P.E., Birks, H.J.B., Jones, V.J. & Ellis-Evans, J.C. (2001) Quantitative models for reconstructing catchment ice extent using physical-chemical characteristics of lake sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology. 25: 375-392.

 Ellis-Evans, J.C., Laybourn-Parry, J., Galchenko, V., Mylnikov, A.P. & Petz, W. (2001) Freshwater environments of Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen (Svalbard) : 1 ? Environmental characteristics and microbial plankton activity. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 152: 609-632.

 Seigert, M.J., Ellis-Evans, J.C., Tranter, M. & Mayer, C., Petit, J-R, Salamatin, A.P. & Priscu J. (2001) Physical and chemical processes in Lake Vostok: implications for life in Antarctic subglacial lakes ? a review. Nature. 6864: 603-609.

 Hodgson, DA, Noon, PE., Vyverman W., Bryant, CL, Gore DB, Appleby, P, Gilmour, M, Verleyen E, Sabbe K, Jones VJ, Ellis-Evans, JC & Wood, PB. (2001). Were the Larsemann Hills ice free through the Last Glacial Maximum? Antarctic Science. 13: 440-454.

 Kaup, E., Ellis-Evans, J.C. & Burgess, J. (2002) Increased phosphorus levels in the surface freshwaters of Broknes, Larsemann Hills, Antarctica. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Limnologie, 27: 3137-3140.

 Quayle, W.C., Peck, L.S., Ellis-Evans, J.C., Peat, H. & Harrigan, P.R. (2002) Extreme responses of Antarctic lakes to climate change, Science 295: 645.

 Siegert M J., Tranter. M, Ellis-Evans J.C,. Priscu JC & Lyons W B. (2003) The hydrochemistry of Lake Vostok and the potential for life in Antarctic subglacial lakes. Hydrological Processes. 17:795-814

 Ellis-Evans, J.C. & Bayliss P.R. (2003) An assessment of carbon oxidation processes in contrasting maritime Antarctic lakes. Proc. VIII SCAR Biology Symposium, Amsterdam 2001. 37-42.

 Priscu, J.C., Bell, R.E., Bulat, S.A., Ellis-Evans, J.C., Kennicutt, M.C. II., Lukin, V.V., Petit, J.R., Powell, R.D., Siegert, M.J. and Tabacco, I.E. 2003. An international plan for Antarctic subglacial lake exploration. Polar Geography. 27(1), 69-83. Priscu, JC, Kennicutt II, MC, Bell, RE, Bulat, SA, Ellis-Evans, JC, Lukin, VV, Petit, JR, Powell, RD, Siegert, MJ, Tabacco, IE. (2005) Subglacial Antarctic Lake Environments: International Planning for Exploration and Research. EOS 86: 20.

N. Cannone,  J.C. Ellis-Evans, R. Strachan & M. Guglielmin.     Interactions between climate, vegetation and the active layer of soils at two Maritime Antarctic sites.   Antarctic Science 18 (3), 323–333 (2006)

Behar, A., Bentley, M., Blake, D., Christoffersen, P., Cockell, C., Corr, H., Cullen, D.C., Edwards, H., Ellery, A., Ellis-Evans, C., Griffiths, G., Hindmarsh, R., Hodgson, D.A., King, E., Lamb, H., Lane, L., Makinson, K., Mowlem, M., Parnell, J., Pearce, D.A., Priscu, J., Rivera, A., Sephton, M.A., Siegert*, M.J., Sims, M.R., Smith, A.M., Tranter, M., Wadham, J.L., Wilson, G., Woodward, J. Exploration of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake: a concept paper on the development, organisation and execution of an experiment to explore, measure and sample the environment of a West Antarctic subglacial lake.  Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology5(2-3)    (2006)

Amils, Ricardo; Ellis-Evans, Cynan; Hinghofer-Szalkay, Helmut G. (Eds.) Life in Extreme Environments  2007, VIII, 452 p., (Reprinted from Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, Issues 5:2-3 and 6:1-3)[My paper]

Petz, W., Valbonesi, A, Schiftner, U, Quesada, A & Ellis-Evans, JC.  Ciliate biogeography in Antarctic and Arctic freshwater ecosystems: endemism or global distribution of species.   FEMS Microbiol Ecol.;59 (2), 396-408, (Feb 2007).

Guglielmin, Mauro, Ellis Evans, Cynan &  Cannone, NicolettaActive layer thermal regime under different vegetation conditions in permafrost areas - a case study at Signy Island (Maritime Antarctica).  Geoderma, 144 (1), 73-85, (2008)

Ellis-Evans, Cynan. & Walter, Nicolas.  Coordination Action for Research Activities on life in Extreme Environments – The CAREX project   Journal of Biological Research, 9, 11- 15, (2008)