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Professor Alexandre Anesio
Professor Alexandre Anesio
Professor of Biogeochemistry
BSc, MSc(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), PhD(Lund, Sweden)
Area of research
Biogeochemistry of the cryosphere
My research interests are broad, and I combine concepts from Geography, Biology and Chemistry to understand carbon cycle in the cryosphere. My research has concentrated in two broad areas. Firstly, I study microbes in the cryosphere. Against all expectations glaciers harbour a highly active microbial community. Bacteria, viruses and microscopic plants thrive in conditions that might be analogous to other planets and to early Earth. Second, I am also interested in a range of climate (e.g., UV radiation and acid rain) and human impacts (e.g., mining, sewage, pesticides) on freshwaters.
- microbial life in extreme environments
aquatic microbial ecology
- Anesio, A & Laybourn-Parry, J, 2012, Glaciers and ice sheets as a biome. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 27., pp. 219 - 225
- Anesio, A, Hodson, A, Fritz, A, Psenner, R & Sattler, B, 2009, High microbial activity on glaciers: importance to the global carbon cycle. Global Change Biology, vol 15., pp. 955-960
- Yallop, ML, Anesio, AMB, Perkins, RG, Cook, J, Telling, JP, Fagan, DT, MacFarlane, JW, Stibal, M, Barker, GLA, Bellas, CM, Hodson, A, Tranter, M, Wadham, JL & Roberts, NW, 2012, Photophysiology and albedo-changing potential of the ice algal community on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. ISME Journal, vol 6., pp. 2302?2313
- Bradley, J, Anesio, A, Heath, M, Singarayer, J & Arndt, S, 2015, SHIMMER (1.0): a novel mathematical model for microbial and biogeochemical dynamics in glacier forefield ecosystems. Geoscientific Model Development, vol 8., pp. 3441-3470
- Chrismas, N, Anesio, A & Sanchez-Baracaldo, P, 2015, Multiple adaptations to polar and alpine environments within cyanobacteria: a phylogenomic and Bayesian approach. Frontiers in microbiology, vol 6.
- Bellas, C, Anesio, A & Barker, G, 2015, Analysis of virus genomes from glacial environments reveals novel virus groups with unusual host interactions. Frontiers in microbiology, vol 6.
- Lutz, S, Anesio, A, Vilar, SJ & Benning, L, 2014, Variations of algal communities cause darkening of a Greenland glacier. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 89., pp. 402-414
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- Rettberg, P, Anesio, AMB, Baker, VR, Baross, JA, Cady, SL, Detsis, E, Foreman, CM, Hauber, E, Ori, GG, Pearce, DA, Renno, NO, Ruvkun, G, Sattler, B, Saunders, MP, Smith, DH, Wagner, D & Westall, F, 2016, Planetary Protection and Mars Special Regions—A Suggestion for Updating the Definition. Astrobiology, vol 16., pp. 119-125
- Bradley, J, Anesio, AMB & Arndt, S, 2016, Bridging the divide: A model-data approach to Polar and Alpine microbiology. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 92.
- Rassner, S, Anesio, AMB, Girdwood, S, Hell, K, Gokul, J, Whitworth, D & Edwards, A, 2016, Can the bacterial community of a High Arctic glacier surface escape viral control?. Frontiers in Microbiology, vol 7.
Professor Anesio currently teaches 4 courses:
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