POLARCSIC Observatorio de zonas polares: Horizonte 2050
POLARCSIC Newsletter nº 4 - February 2021


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Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain)

The Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain) is the national committee of APECS in Spain. APECS-Spain was founded to link the students, researchers and educators interested in polar regions and that develop their activity in the Spanish territory. We pretend therefore, to stimulate the interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and scientific dissemination to promote the future leaders in polar research and polar education in Spain
The main aims of APECS-Spain are to:

  • Disseminate the polar research of early career scientists
  • Facilitate networking to develop new scientific collaborations among members
  • Provide tools and training to gain and improve communication skills, teamwork, organization of events, to promote development of future leaders in polar investigation and outreach in Spain.

From the association, we encourage all of polar early career researchers to contact with us. If you are interested in APECS, you can become a member at the website: https://apecsspain.wordpress.com/

New POLARCSIC publications


Neogene speciation and Pleistocene expansion of the genus Pseudephebe (Parmeliaceae, lichenized fungi) involving multiple colonizations of Antarctica.

Garrido-Benavent, I; Pérez-Ortega S., de Los Ríos A., Mayrhofer H, Fernández-Mendoza F.(2021) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 155, 107020.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.107020


In-situ soil greenhouse gas fluxes under different cryptogamic covers in maritime Antarctica.

Durán J., Rodríguez A., Fangueiro D. , De los Ríos A. (2021) Science of The Total Environment, 144557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144557


Himantormia lugubris, an Antarctic endemic on the edge of the lichen symbiosis.

Sancho, LG; de los Ríos, A.;  Pintado,A.;  Colesie, C.; Raggio, J.; 
Ascaso C.; Green A. (2020) Symbiosis 82 (1), 49-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-020-00723-7


Antarctic ecosystems in transition – life between stresses and opportunities.

Gutt, J., Isla, E., Xavier, J.C., Adams, B.J., Ahn, I.‐Y., Cheng, C.‐H.C., Colesie, C., Cummings, V.J., di Prisco, G., Griffiths, H., Hawes, I., Hogg, I., McIntyre, T., Meiners, K.M., Pearce, D.A., Peck, L., Piepenburg, D., Reisinger, R.R., Saba, G.K., Schloss, I.R., Signori, C.N., Smith, C.R., Vacchi, M., Verde, C. and Wall, D.H. (2021), Biological Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12679


Legacy and novel flame retardants from indoor dust in Antarctica: Sources and human exposure.

Corsolini, S., Metzdorff, A., Baroni, D., Roscales, J. L., Jiménez, B., Cerro-Gálvez, E., et al. (2020). Environmental Research, 110344. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110344


Are recently deglaciated areas at both poles colonised by the same bacteria?

Del Moral A., Garrido-Benavent I., Durán J., Lehmann JR, Rodríguez A., Heiðmarsson S., de los Ríos A. (2021) FEMS Microbiology Letters, fnab011, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnab011


Amphitropical variation of the algal  partners of Pseudephebe (Parmeliaceae, lichenized fungi.

Garrido-Benavent I., Pérez-Ortega, S; de los Ríos A.,  Fernandez-Mendoza F. (2020) Symbiosis 82  (1), 35-48 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-020-00709-5


Beyond  the extremes: Rocks as ultimate refuge for fungi in drylands.

Coleine, C.; Stajich, JE; de Los Ríos, A.; Selbmann L. (2020)  Mycologia, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2020.1816761

Polar campaigns

Research Projects participating in the 2020 - 2021 Antarctic Campaign

More info: https://polarcsic.es/en/projects-and-results/polarcampaigns/

The Role of the Penguins in the Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Metals in the Southern Ocean -  PiMetAn

IP: Antonio Tovar Sánchez (ICMAN-CSIC)

More info: http://pimetan.csic.es

Transporte y biogeoquímica de contaminantes emergentes y materia orgánica antropogénica en el océano austral - ANTOM

IP: Jordi Dachs (IDAEA-CSIC); Co-IP: Begoña Jiménez (IQOG-CSIC)

More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1D9rJ4KP4&t=193s

Sostenimiento de la serie histórica de geomagnetismo y aeronomía en la Isla Livingston


IP: J. Miquel Torta, Observatori de l'Ebre, Universitat Ramon Llull-CSIC, Roquetes (Tarragona)

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