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Heidi Kristina Meyer

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

Summary

My doctoral project uses visual footage collected by autonomous underwater vehicle (Hugin 1000) and remotely operated vehicle (Ægir 6000) to narrow the knowledge gap on arctic deep-sea sponge communities in the Northeast Atlantic. I aim to improve scientific understanding of the community composition, biodiversity, and spatial ecology of deep-sea sponge grounds around Norway and on a seamount on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. Through my project:

  • I seek to build a better comprehension on the different arctic sponge ground types;
  • Identify the primary structure-forming sponge species and their localised distribution;
  • Examine how associated demersal fish and invertebrate species utilize these habitats.

 

Do you like podcasts?

Check out an introduction to the world of sponges and sponge grounds, and a summary of my current work on the new science podcast Wild about Conservation!

https://www.wildaboutconservation.com/sponges-s1e2

 

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Twitter: @HeidiKMeyer

linkedin:www.linkedin.com/in/heidikmeyer

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Heidi-Meyer-4

  • Show author(s) 2020. The First Cut Is the Deepest: Trawl Effects on a Deep-Sea Sponge Ground Are Pronounced Four Years on. Frontiers in Marine Science.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Drivers of Megabenthic Community Structure in One of the World’s Deepest Silled-Fjords, Sognefjord (Western Norway). Frontiers in Marine Science.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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)

Roberts E.M., Bowers D.G., Meyer H.K., Samuelsen A., Rapp H.T., and Cárdenas P. (2021). Water masses constrain the distribution of deep-sea sponges in the North Atlantic Ocean and Nordic Seas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 659:75-96. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13570.

Morrison K.M., Meyer H.K., Roberts E.M., Rapp H.T., Colaço A., and Pham C.K. (2020). The first cut is the deepest: trawl effects on a deep-sea sponge ground are pronounced four years on. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:605281. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.605281.

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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