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    • Terra Futura: Antarctica in science fiction narratives. 

      Clery, Regina; Frame, Bob; Lindeman, Rob; Scott, Christine; Stent, Simon (2018)
      Across a range of genres, and from multiple sources, we have explored the main themes of specific science fiction works and how they contribute to public discourse on the Antarctic. In this case we have defined science ...
    • Antarctic future technologies. 

      Fletcher, Ashley; Battaerd, Bjorn; Mills, Francesca; Rees, Olivia; Gillies, Tasman (2018)
      Science in Antarctica has greatly increased our knowledge of climate, the Earth’s history and the human impact on the world’s environments, yet scientific activities in Antarctica are having a direct impact on the immediate ...
    • Antarctic sea ice and its implications. 

      Ahearn, John; Grover-Johnson, Olivia; Kringen, Tayele; Miller, Anna; Power, Chloe (2018)
      Global warming has caused a significant decrease in sea ice coverage in the Arctic. This is having far reaching implications for the ecosystems, as well as dramatically changing the way that humans interact with the Arctic ...
    • Calculating geothermal heat flux in Antarctica and evaluating its impact on the cryosphere 

      Miller, Anne (2018)
      Geothermal heat flux (GHF) is an essential boundary condition that has a dynamic influence over ice sheet mass balance. Difficulties associated with obtaining GHF measurements in ice covered regions mean that GHF in ...
    • Ecological impacts of plastic ingestion by Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic seabirds 

      Rees, Olivia (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Antarctica, and the Southern Ocean, is considered to be the last ‘untouched wilderness’ on Earth. Yet marine species there are in decline and this is largely due to anthropogenic impacts. Plastic pollution in the world’s ...
    • Antarctica’s fifth age? Some supporting evidence 

      Frame, Bob (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Ten years ago, Alan Hemmings proposed that Antarctica had entered a Fifth Age identified by a much more complex global context. This paper examines evidence from recent biophysical and socio-economic literature on the ...
    • Viruses contribute more to Antarctica than the common cold: a review on viral importance in Antarctic lakes 

      Kringen, Tayele (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      The role viruses play in mediating the ecology of Antarctic lakes is vastly underrepresented and the effects climate change may have on these roles is widely unknown. At the microbial level viruses are involved in the ...
    • Digital conservation in Antarctica 

      Gillies, Tasman Turoa (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Science and conservation are of paramount importance in Antarctica as they are founding principles of the Antarctic Treaty, the contributions internationally by governments to both scientific research and conservation ...
    • Assessing the Antarctic lithodidae (King crab) hypothesis: invasion or endurance? 

      Stent, Simon (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Rising sea temperature, as a result of anthropogenic climate change, has contributed to dynamic ecological changes across the globe. As a result the previously isolated ecosystem of Antarctica will likely soon be at risk ...
    • Measuring the impact of 360° videography in Antarctica for educational purposes 

      Lindeman, Robert W. (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      This report surveys the main issues and approaches to measuring presence as they relate to user experience design in virtual reality. The main focus is on how to evaluate the impact of using 360° video to capture and ...
    • Antarctica – the woman and the quest for a polar career 

      Clery, Regina (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      The perceptions of female identity and the characteristics to what is deemed feminine can vary from culture to culture. The naming of vehicles and machinery with feminine sounding names is evident across western cultures ...
    • Understanding the new threat of microplastic pollution in the Ross Sea: a review 

      Grover-Johnson, Olivia (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Microplastics are defined as plastic particles less than 5mm in diameter. They have spread to the furthest reaches of our marine environments, including coastal waters, deep sea sediments, and Arctic sea ice. Recently they ...
    • Food for man-hauling and other extreme physical activities in the Antarctic 

      Ahearn, John (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      The explorers of the Heroic Age and earlier understood the need for a well balanced diet with additional calorific value and nutrients for traveling and exploring the Antarctic. They went to considerable lengths to test ...
    • PEPAT: past, present, is there a future 

      Scott, Christine (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      This paper addresses the question of the effectiveness of PEPAT, its strengths and weaknesses and how it deals with natural resource exploitation. It does not cover marine exploitation as that is subject to a different ...
    • Ocean warning! A review of climate change effects on Antarctic marine ecosystems 

      Power, Chloe (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Antarctic marine environments are unique in nature due the cold temperatures they encompass and their isolation from the global oceans. Antarctic marine species hence represent a high degree of endemism and have a range ...
    • The Southern Ocean Toothfish Fishery – conflicting evidence highlights uncertainty in fishery management. 

      Battaerd, Bjorn (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      The Southern Ocean toothfish fisheries, -managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)- are constantly examined for their sustainability and greater ecosystem impacts. Despite ...
    • A review of recent discussion surrounding Australia’s Antarctic Policy. 

      Fletcher, Ashley (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Australia’s Antarctic policy has been a discussion point between academics, think tanks and government departments in recent years. The 100th year anniversary of Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition prompted a national ...
    • Citizen Science and Hazard Research 

      McLaren, Lisa; Johnston, David; Becker, Julia; Hudson-Doyle, Emma; Beston, Abi (2018)
      Citizen science can be defined as the inclusion of community members (geographical or interest groups) in scientific projects. There are multiple ways of setting up a project, depending on the purpose. Some projects aim ...
    • Electricity Distribution Resilience Framework Through West Coast Alpine Fault Secenario 

      Liu, Leo; Austin, Andrew; Latif, Farrukh; Maina, Duncan; Shirzadi, Samad; Nair, Nirmal (2018)
      The poster gives an overview of the research for the funded project " Electricity Distribution Resilience Framework through West Coast Alpine Fault Scenario". This research is being undertaken through four tracks: ...
    • An Overview of Economic Impact of Resilient Seismic Techonologies on Earthquake Insurance in New Zealand 

      Zarinkamar, Shermineh; Poshdar, Mani; Quenneville, Pierre; Wilkinson, Suzanne (2018)
      New Zealand's plate boundary location implies its vulnerability to earthquake hazard. Earthquakes have caused significant damage to the built environment of the country and heavily disturbed its economy. In particular, the ...