OCCRI Researchers

Title: Dr
Name: Kim S Bernard
Institution: OSU
Department: CEOAS
Education:

PhD (April 2007) Marine Biology, Rhodes University, South Africa
MSc (April 2003) Marine Biology, Rhodes University, South Africa
BSc Hons (April 2001) Marine Biology, Rhodes University, South Africa


Research Theme: My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on marine pelagic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in how plankton community structure in polar pelagic ecosystems is being affected by climate change and how this is impacting trophic interactions and biogeochemical cycling.

Research Fields:

Impacts Ecosystems and Populations

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Bernard KS, Steinberg DK, Schofield OME (2012) Summertime grazing impact of the dominant macrozooplankton off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research Part I 62: 111-122.

Bernard KS, Froneman PW (2009) The sub-Antarctic euthecosome pteropod, Limacina retroversa: Distribution patterns and trophic role. Deep Sea Research Part I 56(4): 582-598. ISSN 9670637.

Hunt BPV, Pakhomov EA, Hosie GW, Siegel V, Ward P, Bernard KS (2008) Pteropods in Southern Ocean Ecosystems: a review. Progress in Oceanography 78(3): 193-221. ISSN 796611.

Bernard KS (2011). The impacts of ocean acidification on a keystone Southern Ocean species. In Zietsman L (ed) Observations on Environmental Change. South African Environmental Observation Network, Pretoria. 303 pp.

Bernard KS, Goshen WS, Hermes JC (2011). Climate change and coastal upwelling. Potential implications for South African marine resources. In Zietsman L (ed) Observations on Environmental Change. South African Environmental Observation Network, Pretoria. 303 pp.