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Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More

Microplastics in the Southern Ocean (2018)
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Waller, C., Griffiths, H. J., Waluda, C. M., Thorpe, S. E., Loaiza, I., Moreno, B., …Hughes, K. A. (2018). Microplastics in the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean has the lowest densities of floating macroplastic litter in the world. It was thought that the region was relatively free of microplastic contamination. However, recent studies and citizen science projects have reported microplasti... Read More

Microplastics in the Antarctic marine system: An emerging area of research (2017)
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Waller, C. L., Griffiths, H. J., Waluda, C. M., Thorpe, S. E., Loaiza, I., Moreno, B., …Hughes, K. A. (2017). Microplastics in the Antarctic marine system: An emerging area of research. The Science of the total environment, 598, 220-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.283

It was thought that the Southern Ocean was relatively free of microplastic contamination; however, recent studies and citizen science projects in the Southern Ocean have reported microplastics in deep-sea sediments and surface waters. Here we reviewe... Read More

First report of Laternula elliptica in the Antarctic intertidal zone (2016)
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Waller, C. L., Overall, A., Fitzcharles, E. M., & Griffiths, H. (2017). First report of Laternula elliptica in the Antarctic intertidal zone. Polar Biology, 40(1), 227-230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-016-1941-y

Many Antarctic marine invertebrates are considered to be highly stenothermal, subjected to loss of functionality at increased temperatures and so at high risk of mortality in a rapidly warming environment. The bivalve Laternula elliptica is often use... Read More

The first comprehensive description of the biodiversity and biogeography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic intertidal communities (2016)
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Griffiths, H. J., & Waller, C. L. (2016). The first comprehensive description of the biodiversity and biogeography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic intertidal communities. Journal of Biogeography, 43(6), 1143-1155. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12708

Aim To describe the distribution of biodiversity and biogeographical patterns of intertidal organisms in southern temperate and polar waters. We hypothesized that there would be differences in community structure between the Antarctic, which is most... Read More

Zonation in a cryptic Antarctic intertidal macrofaunal community (2012)
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Waller, C. L. (2013). Zonation in a cryptic Antarctic intertidal macrofaunal community. Antarctic science / Blackwell Scientific Publications, 25(1), 62-68. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102012000867

Despite the general view that the Antarctic intertidal conditions are too extreme to support obvious signs of macrofaunal life, recent studies have shown that intertidal communities can survive over annual cycles. The current study investigates distr... Read More

Recent range expansions in non-native predatory beetles on sub-Antarctic South Georgia (2010)
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Convey, P., Key, R. S., Key, R. J. D., Belchier, M., & Waller, C. L. (2011). Recent range expansions in non-native predatory beetles on sub-Antarctic South Georgia. Polar Biology, 34(4), (597-602). doi:10.1007/s00300-010-0909-6. ISSN 0722-4060

The human-assisted establishment of two non-native predatory carabid beetles (Merizodus soledadinus (Guerin-M,n,ville), Trechisibus antarcticus (Dejean)) on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia occurred 30-50 years ago, but the distribution of t... Read More

Variability in intertidal communities along a latitudinal gradient in the Southern Ocean (2008)
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Waller, C. L. (2008). Variability in intertidal communities along a latitudinal gradient in the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology, 31(7), (809-816). doi:10.1007/s00300-008-0419-y. ISSN 0722-4060

Despite being one of the most intensely studied habitat types worldwide, the intertidal region around Antarctica has received little more than superficial study. Despite this, the first detailed study of a single locality on the Antarctic Peninsula r... Read More

Low heat shock thresholds in wild Antarctic inter-tidal limpets (Nacella concinna) (2008)
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Clark, M. S., Geissler, P., Waller, C., Fraser, K. P. P., Barnes, D. K. A., & Peck, L. S. (2008). Low heat shock thresholds in wild Antarctic inter-tidal limpets (Nacella concinna). Cell Stress and Chaperones, 13(1), 51-58. doi:10.1007/s12192-008-0015-7

Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a family of genes classically used to measure levels of organism stress. We have previously identified two HSP70 genes (HSP70A and HSP70B) in sub-tidal populations of the Antarctic limpet (Nacella concinna). These genes... Read More

Ecological contrasts across an Antarctic land-sea interface (2006)
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Waller, C. L., Barnes, D. K. A., & Convey, P. (2006). Ecological contrasts across an Antarctic land-sea interface. Austral Ecology, 31(5), (656-666). doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01618.x. ISSN 1442-9985

We report the composition of terrestrial, intertidal and shallow sublittoral faunal communities at sites around Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula. We examined primary hypotheses that the marine environment will have consi... Read More

Ecophysiological strategies of Antarctic intertidal invertebrates faced with freezing stress (2006)
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Barnes, D. K. A., Convey, P., Worland, M. R., & Waller, C. L. (2006). Ecophysiological strategies of Antarctic intertidal invertebrates faced with freezing stress. Polar Biology, 29(12), 1077-1083. doi:10.1007/s00300-006-0152-3

Recent studies have revealed a previously unanticipated level of biodiversity present in the Antarctic littoral. Here, we report research on the ecophysiological strategies adopted by intertidal species that permit them to survive in this environment... Read More

Shallow benthic fauna communities of South Georgia Island (2005)
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Barnes, D. K. A., Linse, K., Waller, C., Morely, S., Enderlein, P., Fraser, K. P. P., & Brown, M. (2006). Shallow benthic fauna communities of South Georgia Island. Polar Biology, 29(3), 223-228. doi:10.1007/s00300-005-0042-0

Benthic communities in several fjords and sheltered bays of the north coast of South Georgia Island were examined using SCUBA and shore sampling in November 2004. It is one of the most northerly islands within the Polar Front and its well studied, te... Read More