Research interests

sea ice zone, phytoplankton, Arctic marine system ecology, primary production, ocean diversity

CV

Curriculum Vitae

• EDUCATION
1986  Master in Biology
Natural Science Faculty, University of Kiel, Germany
1990  PhD in Marine Biology
Natural Science Faculty, University of Kiel, Germany

• CURRENT POSITION(S)
2016- UiT, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology
2014 -  Affiliated faculty, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), USA

• PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1992 – 2000  Assistant Professor (Hochschulassistent, Oberassistent): University of Kiel, Germany
2001 – 2014  Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Oceanography, SFOS, UAF
2011 – 2014  Associate Dean, SFOS, UAF (head of three SFOS academic programs: Fisheries, Oceanography, Marine Biology)


• Research, awards - recent examples
2001 – 2014  During tenure at UAF: Competitive grants awarded from e.g. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 
2013-2016  Example 1: NSF (PI): Diversity, seasonality and function of parasitic fungi in Arctic Sea ice. 
2007–2014  Example 2: NSF (PI): BEST: Sea ice algae, a major food source for herbivorous plankton and benthos in the eastern Bering Sea 
2009-2013 Example 3: NSF (Co-PI): Tracking the seasonal contribution of algal fatty acids to the Arctic marine system.
2004-2010 Example 4: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (PI): Arctic Ocean Diversity, a Census of Marine Life Project. 
Publication impact (Google scholar, Oct 11, 2018): 5093 citations, h-index 44

• SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
1992 – 2000   Number of PhD/ Master Students: 5 PhD, 3 MSc
Natural Science Faculty, University of Kiel, Germany
2001 – 2014 Number of PhD/ Master Students, main advisor: 1 PhD, 6 MSc; on additional student committees: 18, SFOS, UAF

• TEACHING

2016- Undergraduate and graduate level courses at UiT
2011 – 2014 as Associate Dean responsible for all academic programs SFOS, UAF; total ca. 300 graduate students in fisheries, marine biology, oceanography.
2014 Guest lecturer: University Courses in Svalbard (UNIS): winter ecology
2001 – 2014  Faculty member: SFOS, UAF: graduate level core classes in Biological Oceangraphy, Polar Ecosystems, Marine Ecology, Sea ice processes, Phytoplankton, including field classes on sea ice ecology.
1992 – 2000  Faculty member (Hochschulassistent, Oberassistent): University of Kiel, Germany, graduate level classes on polar marine ecosystems, marine birds, sea ice ecology, polar oceanography, climate change.
2002- Public outreach web sites: e.g.
http://www.alaskasealife.org/New/education/VFT/SEA_ICE_MELT_DOWN/SeaIceVFT_Introduction.php
http://ipy.arcticportal.org/ipy-blogs/item/2177-ice-deployment-best-laid-plans

• ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (some examples)
2016 Session co-chair: PICES international zooplankton conference, Bergen, Norway
2015  Theme co-chair for Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, Norway
2011 – 2014 Steering committee of the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, USA
2010 Session co-chair Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, Norway
2008 Session chair at ASLO meeting, Orlando, USA
2003 Session chair, Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, USA

• INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (some examples)
2014 – 2015  Leader of Barents Sea and Polar Oceans program at Institute of Marine Research
2011 – 2014  Associate Dean, SFOS, UAF, USA
2012 – 2014 Director of Institute for Marine Science, UAF, USA
2011 – 2014 Director of Coastal Marine Institute, UAF, USA
2001 – 2014  Member of numerous faculty committees at UAF: e.g. curriculum affairs committee, senator in faculty senate, chair of program review committee

• COMMISSIONS OF TRUST (examples)
1992 – Reviews for peer reviewed journals (e.g. Mar Ecol Progr Ser, Mar Biol, Polar Biol, Deep Sea Res), 10-15 per year
2001 –  Reviews for funding agencies: NSF (about 3 per year), also for European agencies, e.g. NERC, National Research Council of Italy
2004-2007 UNOLS Arctic Icebreaker Coordinating Committee (USA)
2005 Chief scientist on NOAA funded multi-PI Arctic Ocean expedition
2005-2009  Editor Polar Biology, Springer
2008  Bering Sea Ecosystem Study Scientific Advisory Board, U.S. NSF
2009-2014 Member NOAA Panel on China-US Cooperation
2010-2011 Chair of UAF wide Program Review Committee
2010-2014  Co-chair International Arctic Science Committee  (IASC) Marine Working Group, U.S. representative
2011-2012 U.S. representative on Arctic Council program: CBMP (sea ice group)
2015 -  Member scientific advisory board for Polarstern Expeditions, AWI, Germany

Online records:

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1RKfeo0AAAAJ

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6035-3957

Interests

sea ice ecology, Arctic marine ecology, phytoplankton life cycles and diversity, primary production

Publications in CRIStin


  • Hassett, Brandon Thomas; Gradinger, Rolf. New Species of Saprobic Labyrinthulea (=Labyrinthulomycota) and the Erection of a Gen. Nov. to Resolve Molecular Polyphyly within the Aplanochytrids. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 2018; Volum 65 (4). ISSN 1066-5234.s 475 - 483.s doi: 10.1111/jeu.12494.

  • Bluhm, Bodil; Hop, Haakon; Vihtakari, Mikko; Gradinger, Rolf; Iken, Katrin; Melnikov, Igor A.; Søreide, Janne. Sea ice meiofauna distribution on local to pan-Arctic scales. Ecology and Evolution 2018; Volum 8 (4). ISSN 2045-7758.s 2350 - 2364.s doi: 10.1002/ece3.3797.

  • Hassett, Brandon T.; Ducluzeau, A.L.L.; Collins, R.E.; Gradinger, Rolf. Spatial distribution of aquatic marine fungi across the western Arctic and sub-Arctic. Environmental Microbiology 2017; Volum 19 (2). ISSN 1462-2912.s 475 - 484.s doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13371.

  • Hassett, Brandon Thomas; Gradinger, Rolf. Eukaryotic microbial richness increases with latitude and decreasing temperature in the Pacific Subarctic domain in late winter. Polar Biology 2017; Volum 40 (11). ISSN 0722-4060.s 2161 - 2169.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-017-2131-2.

  • Bluhm, Bodil; Swadling, K; Gradinger, Rolf. Sea ice as habitat for macrograzers. Wiley-Blackwell 2017 ISBN 978-1-118-77838-8.s doi: 10.1002/9781118778371.ch16.

  • Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil. Das Leben im Eispalast: Flora und Fauna des arktischen Meereises. Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-662-49713-5.s 51 - 62.s doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-49714-2_5.

  • Hassett, Brandon T.; Gradinger, Rolf. Chytrids dominate arctic marine fungal communities. Environmental Microbiology 2016; Volum 18 (6). ISSN 1462-2912.s 2001 - 2009.s doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13216.

  • Hassett, Brandon T.; Lopez, J. Andres; Gradinger, Rolf. Two new species of marine saprotrophic sphaeroformids in the mesomycetozoea isolated from the sub-arctic Bering Sea. (fulltekst) Protist 2015; Volum 166 (3). ISSN 1434-4610.s 310 - 322.s doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2015.04.004.

  • Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Bluhm, Bodil; Cooper, Lee W.; Danielson, Seth L.; Arrigo, Kevin R.; Blanchard, Arny L.; Clarke, Janet T.; Day, Robert H.; Frey, Karen E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Kędra, Monika; Konar, Brenda; Kuletz, Kathy J.; Lee, Sang H.; Lovvorn, James R.; Norcross, Brenda L.; Okkonen, Stephen R.. Ecosystem characteristics and processes facilitating persistent macrobenthic biomass hotspots and associated benthivory in the Pacific Arctic. Progress in Oceanography 2015; Volum 136. ISSN 0079-6611.s 92 - 114.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.006.

  • Szymanski, Anna; Gradinger, Rolf. The diversity, abundance and fate of ice algae and phytoplankton in the Bering Sea. Polar Biology 2015; Volum Published ahead of print. ISSN 0722-4060.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-015-1783-z.

  • Leu, Eva; Mundy, Christopher John; Assmy, Philipp; Campbell, Karley; Gabrielsen, Tove M.; Gosselin, Michel; Juul-Pedersen, Thomas; Gradinger, Rolf. Arctic spring awakening - Steering principles behind the phenology of vernal ice algal blooms. Progress in Oceanography 2015; Volum 139. ISSN 0079-6611.s 151 - 170.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.07.012.

  • Nelson, R. John; Ashjian, Carin; Bluhm, Bodil; Conlan, Kathleen E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Hill, Victoria J.; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Hunt, Brian P.V.; Joo, Hyoung M.; Kirchman, David; Kosobokova, Ksenia N.; Lee, Sang H.; Li, W; Lovejoy, Connie; Poulin, Michel; Sherr, Evelyn; Young, Kelly W.. Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Lower Trophic Taxa of the Pacifi c Arctic Region: Sensitivities to Climate Change. Springer 2014 ISBN 978-94-017-8862-5.s 269 - 336.s doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8863-2_10.

  • Eicken, H.; Bluhm, Bodil; Collins, R.E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Haas, C; Ingham, M; Mahoney, A; Nicolaus, M.; Perovich, D. Field techniques in sea ice research. Eolss Publishing CO. Ltd. 2014 ISBN 9781780215358.

  • Hop, Haakon; Bluhm, Bodil; Daase, Malin; Gradinger, Rolf; Poulin, M. Arctic Sea Ice Biota. (fulltekst) 2013.s 51 - 57.

  • Bluhm, Bodil; Michel, C; Gallucci, V.; Gaston, A. J.; Gordillo, F; Gradinger, Rolf; Hopcroft, R; Jensen, N.; Mustonen, T; Niemi, A.; Nielsen, T.G.. Biodiversity of Arctic marine ecosystems and responses to climate change. Biodiversity 2012. ISSN 1488-8386.s 200 - 214.s doi: 10.1080/14888386.2012.724048.

  • McConnell, Brenna; Gradinger, Rolf; Iken, Katrin; Bluhm, Bodil. Growth rates of arctic juvenile Scolelepis squamata (Polychaeta: Spionidae) isolated from Chukchi Sea fast ice. Polar Biology 2012; Volum 35 (10). ISSN 0722-4060.s 1487 - 1494.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1187-2.

  • Bluhm, Bodil; Gebruk, A; Gradinger, Rolf; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Huettmann, Falk; Kosobokova, Ksenia N.; Sirenko, Boris; Weslawski, Jan Marcin. Arctic Marine Biodiversity: An Update of Species Richness and Examples of Biodiversity Change. Oceanography 2011; Volum 24 (3). ISSN 1042-8275.s 232 - 248.s doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2011.75.

  • Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil. Timing of Ice Algal Grazing by the Arctic Nearshore Benthic Amphipod Onisimus litoralis. Arctic 2010; Volum 63 (3). ISSN 0004-0843.s 355 - 358.s doi: 10.14430/arctic1498.

  • Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil; Iken, Katrin. Arctic sea-ice ridges—Safe heavens for sea-ice fauna during periods of extreme ice melt?. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography 2010; Volum 57 (1-2). ISSN 0967-0645.s 86 - 95.s doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.08.008.

  • Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Gebruk, Andrey; Kosobokova, Ksenia N.; Sirenko, Boris; Weslawski, Jan Marcin. Marine life in the Arctic. Wiley-Blackwell 2010 ISBN 978-1-4051-9297-2.s 183 - 202.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. In Nacht und Eis – Eine Forschungsfahrt in der Polarnacht. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Frey, Karen E.; Comiso, Josefino C.; Cooper, Lee W.; Eisner, Lisa B; Gradinger, Rolf; Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Trembley, Jean Eric. Arctic Ocean Primary Productivity. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. Blog: In Nacht und Eis. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. Was ist bloss in der Arktis los?. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. Interview of Rolf Gradinger for the UiT Polarmuseum exhibition in Tromsoe. 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. Ecosystem study plans during the MOSAIC project.. Arctic Frontiers 2017-01-24 - 2017-01-24 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. MOSAIC: Team Ecosystem. Arctic Science Summit Week 2017-04-04 - 2017-04-07 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf. Impressionen aus dem Eismeer. 2017.

  • Kunisch, Erin; Bluhm, Bodil; Gradinger, Rolf; Hop, Haakon; Varpe, Øystein; Berge, Jørgen; Daase, Malin; Melnikov, Igor; Vihtakari, Mikko. Pan-Arctic distribution of the sympagic amphipod Apherusa glacialis elucidates life-cycle characteristics. ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic and Arctic Seas Open Science Meeting 2017-06-12 - 2017-06-15 2017.

  • Reigstad, Marit; Wassmann, Paul; Bluhm, Bodil; Gradinger, Rolf; Berge, Jørgen. Living Ice/ Levende is. Living Ice 2017-01-22 - 2017-12-31 2017.

  • Gradinger, Rolf; Frey, Karen; Comiso, Josefino C.; Cooper, Lee; Grebmeier, Jacqueline; Trembley, Jean Eric. Arctic Ocean Primary Productivity. (fulltekst) 2016.

  • Dilliplaine, Kyle; Collins, Eric; Bluhm, Bodil; Gradinger, Rolf. Biological influence and impact of oil spills in ice covered waters. Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2016-01-25 - 2016-01-29 2016.

  • Søreide, Janne E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Niehoff, Barbara; Bluhm, Bodil; Gabrielsen, Tove M.; Peeken, Ilka; Johnsen, Geir; Berge, Jørgen. Arctic Ocean winter ecology – the Big Black Box. 3rd Arctic Observing Summit 2016-03-12 - 2016-03-18 2016.

  • Ingvaldsen, Randi; Bogstad, Bjarte; Dolgov, Andrey V.; Ellingsen, Kari Elsa; Gjøsæter, Harald; Gradinger, Rolf; Johannesen, Edda; Tveraa, Torkild; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles. Sources of uncertainties in cod distribution models. Nature Climate Change 2015; Volum 5 (9). ISSN 1758-678X.s 788 - 789.s doi: 10.1038/nclimate2761.

  • Bluhm, Bodil; Gradinger, Rolf; Hopcroft, Russell R.. Arctic Ocean Diversity: synthesis. Marine Biodiversity 2011; Volum 41. ISSN 1867-1616.s 1 - 4.

  • Member of research group