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Heidi Kristina Meyer

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailHeidi.Meyer@uib.no
  • Phone+47 482 76 973
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My doctoral project aims to narrow the knowledge gap on arctic and boreal deep-sea sponge communities, their biodiversity, ecology, and distribution patterns in the North Atlantic. I analyse video and imagery footage collected by the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs), Hugin 1000, and remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Ægir 6000, to improve our understanding of the community composition and biodiversity of deep-sea sponge grounds whilst investigating their spatial patterns and habitat extent. My research focuses on sponge grounds present around Norway, the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge, and eastern Canada to help build a better comprehension on the different sponge ground types, primary structure-forming sponge species, and associated demersal fish and invertebrate species.

Academic article
  • 2019. Spatial patterns of arctic sponge ground fauna and demersal fish are detectable in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) imagery. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers.
  • 2018. Oceanographic setting and short-timescale environmental variability at an Arctic seamount sponge ground . Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 98-113.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Meyer, H.K., Roberts, E.M., Mienis, F., and Rapp, H.T. (2020). Drivers of megabenthic community structure in one of the world's deepest silled-fjords, Sognefjord (Western Norway). Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:393. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00393.

Meyer, H.K., Roberts, E.M., Rapp, H.T., Davies, A.J. (2019). Spatial patterns of arctic sponge ground fauna and demersal fish are detectable in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) imagery. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103137

Roberts, E.M., Mienis, F., Rapp, H.T., Hanz, U., Meyer, H.K., and Davies, A.J. (2018). Oceanographic setting and short-timescale environmental variability at an Arctic seamount sponge ground. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 138, 98-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.06.007

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