Kim Juniper, BC Leadership Chair in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change
For the past 24 years my research has focused primarily on the ecology and biogeochemistry of deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems, with submersibles providing samples, imagery and in situ data. The Mariana/South Tonga work follows on from a 5-year study on Axial Volcano in the northeast Pacific and is providing an unprecedented opportunity to test ideas (developed at Axial Volcano) about food web dyanmics in deep-sea hydrothermal systems subject to intense volcanic disturbance. Current research interests include study of the ecology of hydrothermal vent communities on submarine volcanoes in the Mariana and South Tonga arcs, and installation of experiments in the VENUS and NEPTUNE seafloor observatories
Selected Publications (2004-present)
Stevens, CJ, DW Pond, H. Limén, Y. Gélinas, SK Juniper (In press) Ontegenic shifts in the trophic ecology of two alvinocaridid shrimp species in the Mariana Arc, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Limén, H., C. Levesque & SK Juniper (In press) Small-scale spatial variability in macro- and meiofaunal food web structure at deep sea hydrothermal vents on Axial volcano, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Marine Biology.
Juniper, SK, J. Escartin, M. Cannat. (2007) Monitoring and observatories: Multi-disciplinary, time-series observations at mid-ocean ridges. Oceanography 20, 102-111.
Veillette, J., Sarrazin, J. Gooday, AJ, Galéron, J, Caprais, J-C, Vangriesheim, A. Étoubleau, J., Juniper, SK. (2007) Ferromanganese nodule fauna in the equatorial North Pacific Ocean: Species richness, faunal cover and spatial distribution. Deep-Sea Research, Part 1 (in press).
Veillette, J., Juniper, SK, Sarrazin, J. Gooday, J. Christian (2007) Influence of surface texture and microhabitat heterogeneity in structuring nodule faunal communities. Submitted to Deep-Sea Research, Part 1 (in press).
Kouris, A., SK Juniper, G. Frébourg & F. Gaill (2007) Protozoan-bacterial symbiosis in a deep-sea hydrothermal vent folliculinid ciliate (Folliculinopsis sp.) from the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Marine Ecology 28, 63-71.
Embley, R.W., W.W. Chadwick, Jr, E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, V. Tunnicliffe, J.E. Lupton, S.K. Juniper, K.H. Rubin, R.J. Stern, G.T. Lebon, K-i Nakamura, S.G. Merle, J.R. Hein, D.A. Wiens & Y Tamura (2006) Long-term eruptive activity at a submarine arc volcano. Nature 441, 494-497.
Limén, H. & SK Juniper (2006) Habitat controls on vent food webs at Eifuku Volcano, Mariana Arc. Cah. Biol. Mar. 47, 449-455.
Limén, H. SK Juniper, V. Tunnicliffe & M. Clément (2006) Benthic community structure on two peaks of an erupting seamount: Northwest Rota-1 Volcano, Mariana Arc, western Pacific. Cah. Biol. Mar. 47, 457-463.
Levesque, C., Limén, H. & SK Juniper (2006) Food web structure constrained by spatial habitat gradients: The case of deep-sea hydrothermal vents on Axial Volcano, Northeast Pacific. Deep-Sea Res. Part I, 53, 726-739.
Grelon, D., Morineaux, M., Desrosiers, D. & SK Juniper (2006) Feeding and territorial behaviour of Paralvinella sulfincola, a polychaete worm at deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Northeast Pacific Ocean J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 329, 174-186.
Durand, S., P. Legendre & SK Juniper (2006) Sonar backscatter differentiation of dominant macrohabitat types in a hydrothermal vent field. Ecol. Appl. 16, 1421-1435.
Levesques, C., Limén, Helene & SK Juniper, 2005. Particulate matter as food source at nascent hydrothermal vents on Juan de Fuca Ridge, Marine Ecology Progress Series 289: 43-52
Pagé, A., S. K. Juniper, M. Olagnon, K. Alain, G. Desrosiers,, J. Quérellou and M.-A. Cambon-Bonavita (2004) Microbial diversity associated with mineral and biogenic samples from an active deep-sea hydrothermal vent Chimney. Geobiology 2, 225-238.
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