FjordPhyto Teaser video – behind the scenes interview with Gaby Lamanna

Everything you see is a work of art created by an actual person (or team of people). This short video about the efforts of the Antarctic citizen science project – FjordPhyto – was produced and directed by Gabriela Lamanna using video footage taken by Allison Cusick’s journeys to the Antarctic. We wanted to introduce you to Gaby and share her …

Updates: Teamwork makes the dream work

Thank you for visiting the FjordPhyto site! This is a post to share some quick updates with you all and provide links to all the great work being done. The sampling season in Antarctica is still under way with our IAATO tour ship partners hard at work (and having fun) collecting phytoplankton until late March! Huge thank you to all …

First Publication from FjordPhyto Online

HOT OFF THE PRESS. Our first official publication is out! Read the publication here and check out the awesome microscope images of the species we found:  Mascioni, M., Almandoz, G. O., Cefarelli, A. O., Cusick, A., Ferrario, M. E., & Vernet, M. (2019). Phytoplankton composition and bloom formation in unexplored nearshore waters of the western Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology, 1-14.  Our …

Martina from Argentina receives IAATO Fellowship to come to Scripps

Congratulations to Martina Mascioni who is one of the recipients of the first IAATO Antarctic Fellowship! Martina is currently a graduate student (PhD) from the University of La Plata, Argentina, and with this fellowship she will be able to will come to Scripps Institution of Oceanography to visit Dr. Maria Vernet and Allison Cusick in the Vernet lab to continue …

Honored as Accomplished Scientist 2018 AAAS Fellow – Dr. Maria Vernet

A huge congratulations to Dr. Maria Vernet for being elected as AAAS Accomplished Scientist Fellow for 2018 Biological Sciences. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general science organization in the United States, and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS has bestowed upon 416 of its members (since 1874) the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow …

Biological Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems: AnT-ERA/SCAR spring course in Argentina

by Martina Mascioni (FjordPhyto Scientist) This past week (23 – 29 September 2018) the spring course on “Biological Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems” took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was a course for graduate, PhD students, and post-docs whose research interests are related to Antarctic ecosystems. Students from South America — Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Colombia …

In the Field with A21

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp6OFj6dqRY[/embedyt] In December 2017, I flew down to Ushuaia, Argentina: the gateway city to Antarctica. I boarded the MS Hebridean Sky, a 296-foot cruise ship, and was warmly welcomed by FjordPhyto champions Bob Gilmore and Annette Bombosch. Antarctica21 had invited me to come on board as Guest Scientist to oversee the FjordPhyto citizen science project, and to give mini …