Friday, 3 June 2022

Publications on the Sør Rondane Mountains


- Peeters K., D. Ertz, A. Willems. (2011). Culturable bacterial diversity at the Princess Elisabeth Station (Utsteinen, Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica) harbours many new taxa. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 34:360-367. (doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2011.02.002).

- Peeters K., Verscheure S. and Willems A. (2011). The gyrB gene is a useful phylogenetic marker for exploring the diversity of Flavobacterium strains isolated from terrestrial and aquatic habitats in Antarctica. FEMS Microbiology Letters 321:130-140.

 - Fernandez-Carazo, R., Namsaraev, Z., Mano, M.-J., Ertz, D., & Wilmotte, A. (2012). Cyanobacterial diversity for an anthropogenic impact assessment in the Sør Rondane Mountains area, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 24(3), 229-242.

Stevens, M.I. & D’Haese, C.A. (2014). Islands in ice: isolated populations of Cryptopygus sverdrupi (Collembola) among nunataks in the Sør Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, Biodiversity, 15:2-3: 169-177. 

 -  Ertz D., Aptroot A., Van de Vijver B., Śliwa L., Moermans C. & Øvstedal D. (2014). Lichens from the Utsteinen Nunatak (Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica), with the description of one new species and the establishment of permanent plots. Phytotaxa 191: 99-114.

 -  Obbels D., Verleyen E., Mano M.-J., Namsaraev Z., Sweetlove M., Tytgat B, Fernandez-Carazo R., De Wever A., D’hondt S., Ertz D., Elster J., Sabbe K., Willems A., Wilmotte A., and Vyverman W. (2016). Bacterial and eukaryotic biodiversity patterns in terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the Sør Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica.  FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 92:fiw041.

- Tytgat, B., Verleyen E., Sweetlove M., D'Hondt S., Clercx P., Van Ranst E., Peeters K., Roberts S.J., Namsaraev Z., Wilmotte A., Vyverman W. and Willems A. (2016). Bacterial community composition in relation to bedrock type and macrobiota in soils from the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 92:fiw126.

- Pushkareva, E., Pessi, I. S., Namsaraev, Z., Mano, M.-J., Elster, J., & Wilmotte, A. (2018). Cyanobacteria inhabiting biological soil crusts of a polar desert: Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 41, 363-373.

 - Tahon G., B. Tytgat, L. Lebbe, A. Carlier, A. Willems. (2018) Abditibacterium utsteinense sp. nov. the first cultivated member of candidate phylum FBP, isolated from ice-free Antarctic soil samples. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 41:279-290.

 - Lambrechts S., Willems A. and Tahon G. (2019) Uncovering the Uncultivated Majority in Antarctic Soils: Toward a Synergistic Approach. Front. Microbiol. 10:242.

- Vanhellemont Q. 2020 Automated water surface temperature retrieval from Landsat 8/TIRS Remote Sensing of Environment

 - Vanhellemont 2020a, Automated water surface temperature retrieval from Landsat 8/TIRS (

- Vanhellemont 2020b, Combined land surface emissivity and temperature estimation from Landsat 8 OLI and TIRS (

 - Tahon G., L. Lebbe, A. Willems. 2021. Spirosoma utsteinenense sp. nov. isolated from Antarctic ice-free soils from the Utsteinen region, East Antarctica. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 71:004754. https://doi.prg/10.1099/ijsem.0.004754

- Tahon G., D. Gök, L. Lebbe and A. Willems. 2021. Description and functional testing of four species of the novel phototrophic genus Chioneia gen. nov., isolated from different East Antarctic environments. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 44:126250.

 - Tyler, N.A., Ziolkowski, L.A. (2021) Endolithic Microbial Carbon Cycling in East Antarctica. Astrobiology 21(2):165-176. doi: 10.1089/ast.2019.2109

- Vanhellemont et al. 2021, Towards physical habitat characterisation in the Antarctic Sør Rondane Mountains using satellite remote sensing. (

- Vanhellemont et al[a2] . 2022, Validation of Landsat 8 high resolution Sea Surface Temperature using surfers (