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Kim Bernard

Associate Professor, Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  1. Hann AM, Bernard KS, Carroll LJ (2023) Vessels of Opportunity in Marine Science Outreach and Education: Case Study and Caveats. Current: The Journal of Marine Education. 37(2): 48–53. DOI: 10.5334/cjme.76.

  2. Hann AM, Bernard KS, Kohut J, Oliver MJ, Statscewich H (2023) New insight into Salpa thompsoni distribution via glider-borne acoustics. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9: 857560. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2022.857560.

  3. Ratnarajah L, Abu-Alhaija R, Atkinson A, Batten S, Bax N, Bernard K, Canonico G, Cornils A, Everett J, Grigoratou M, Ishak NHA, Johns D, Lombard F, Muxagata E, Ostle C, Pitois S, Richardson A, Schmidt K, Stemmann L, Swadling K, Yang G, Yebra L (2023) Monitoring and modeling marine zooplankton in a changing climate. Nature Communications. 14: 564. DOI 10.1038/s41467-023-36241-5.

  4. Steinke KB, Bernard KS, Copeman LA, Fontana JM, Garcia LM (2022) Energy allocation and the onset of maturation in overwintering juvenile Antarctic krill at the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9: 1009385. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1009385.

  5. Hudson K, Oliver MJ, Kohut J, Dinniman MS, Klinck JM, Cimino MA, Bernard KS, Statscewich H, Fraser W (2022) A subsurface eddy associated with a submarine canyon increases availability and delivery of simulated Antarctic krill to penguin foraging regions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 702: 105-122. DOI: 10.3354/meps14211.

  6. Díaz Astudillo M, Riquelme-Bugueño R, Bernard KS, Saldías GS, Rivera R, Letelier J (2022) Disentangling species-specific krill responses to local oceanography and predator’s biomass: the case of the Humboldt krill and the Peruvian anchovy. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 979984. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.979984.

  7. Bernard KS, Steinke KB, Fontana JM (2022) Winter condition, physiology, and growth potential of juvenile Antarctic krill. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 990853. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.990853.

  8. Hudson K, Oliver MJ, Kohut J, Cohen J, Dinniman M, Klinck J, Statscewich H, Bernard K, Fraser W (2022) Subsurface eddy facilitates retention of diel vertical migrators in a biological hotspot. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans. 127(5): e2021JC017482.

  9. Hudson K, Oliver MJ, Kohut J, Dinniman M, Klinck J, Moffat C, Statscewich H, Bernard K, Fraser W (2021) A recirculating eddy promotes subsurface particle retention in an Antarctic biological hotspot. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans. 126: e2021JC017304.

  10. Hildebrand L, Bernard KS, Torres LG (2021) Do gray whales count calories? Comparing energetic values of gray whale prey across two different feeding grounds in the eastern North Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 683634.

  11. Steinke KB, Bernard KS, Ross RM, Quetin LB (2021) The environmental drivers of the physiological condition of mature female Antarctic krill during the spawning season: implications for krill recruitment. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 669: 65-82.

  12. O’Loughlin JH, Bernard KS, Daly E, Zeman S, Fisher J, Brodeur R, Hurst T (2020) Implications of Pyrosoma atlanticum range expansion on phytoplankton standing stocks in the Northern California Current. Progress in Oceanography 188: 102424.

  13. Meyer B, Atkinson A, Bernard KS, Driscoll R, Hill SL, Kawaguchi S, Marshoff E, Maschette D, Perry F, Reid K, Reiss CS, Rombola E, Tarling GA, Thorpe SE, Trathan PN, Zhu GP, Brierley A. New data and new techniques, opens a new era for ecosystem-based management of Antarctic krill. Nature Earth & Environment 1:28.

  14. Barlow DR, Bernard KS, Escobar-Flores P, Palacios DM, Torres LG (2020) Links in the trophic chain: Modeling functional relationships between in situ oceanography, krill, and blue whale distribution under different oceanographic regimes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 642: 207–225.

  15. Hudson K, Oliver MJ, Bernard K, Cimino MA, Fraser W, Kohut J, Statscewich H, Winsor P (2019) Re-evaluating the canyon hypothesis in a biological hotspot in the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 124: 6345–6359.

  16. Bernard KS, Gunther, LA, Mahaffey SH, Qualls KM, Sugla M, Saenz, BT, Cossio AM, Walsh J, Reiss CS (2018) The contribution of ice algae to the winter energy budget of juvenile Antarctic krill in years with contrasting sea ice conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76(1): 206-216.

  17. Oliver M, Kohut J, Bernard K, Fraser W, Winsor P, Statscewich H, Fredj E, Cimino M, Patterson-Fraser D, Carvalho F (2019) Central place foragers select Lagrangian coherent structures based on foraging strategy. Nature Scientific Reports 9: 157.

  18. Kohut JT, Winsor P, Statscewich H, Oliver MJ, Fredj E, Couto N, Bernard K, Fraser W (2018) Variability in summer surface residence time within a Western Antarctic Peninsula biological hotspot. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 376(2122): 20170165.

  19. Bernard KS, Cimino M, Fraser W, Kohut J, Oliver M, Patterson-Fraser D, Schofield OME, Statscewich H, Steinberg DK, Winsor P (2017) Factors that affect the nearshore biomass and aggregation structure of Antarctic krill in a biological hotspot. Deep Sea Research Part I. 126: 139-147. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.008

  20. Steinberg DK, Ruck KE, Gleiber MR, Garzio LM, Cope JS, Bernard KS, Stammerjohn SE, Schofield OME, Quetin LB, Ross RM (2015) Long-term changes in zooplankton off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research Part I. 101: 54-70.

  21. Kohut J, Bernard K, Fraser W, Oliver MJ, Statscewich H, Winsor P, Miles T (2014) Studying the impacts of local oceanographic processes on Adélie penguin foraging ecology. Marine Technology Society. 48(5): 25-34.

  22. Bernard KS, Steinberg DK (2013) Krill biomass and aggregation structure in relation to tidal cycle in a penguin foraging region off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 70(4): 834-849.

  23. Schofield O, Ducklow H, Bernard K, Doney S, Fraser-Patterson D, Gorman K, Martinson D, Meredith M, Saba G, Stammerjohn S, Steinberg D, Fraser W (2013) Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the canyon hypothesis with Palmer LTER observations. Oceanography 26(3): 204-206.

  24. Goschen WS, Schumann EH, Bernard KS, Bailey SE, Deyzel SHP (2012) Upwelling and ocean structures off Algoa Bay and the south-east coast of South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(4): 525-536.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Bernard ATF, Ansorge IJ, Froneman PW, Lutjeharms JRE, Bernard KS, Swart NC (2007). Entrainment of Antarctic euphausiids across the Antarctic Polar Front by a cold eddy. Deep-Sea Research I 54(10): 1841-1851.


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