Peer reviewed articles

The latest peer reviewed articles by the employees of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History. 

Farnsworth, W.R., Ó. Ingólfsson, S. Brynjólfsson, L. Allaart, S.E. Kjellman, K.H. Kjær, N.K. Larsen, M. Macias-Fauria, M-L. Siggaard-Andersen, A. Schomacker 2024. Persistence of Holocene ice cap in northeast Svalbard aided by glacio-isostatic rebound, Quaternary Science Reviews 331.

Kozlowski, G., Y. Fragnière, B. Clément, O. Gilg, B. Sittler, J. Lang, P.B. Eidesen, S.I. Lang, P. Wasowicz, C. Meade 2024. Genome Size in the Arenaria ciliata Species Complex (Caryophyllaceae), with Special Focus on Northern Europe and the Arctic. Plants 13(5): 635.

Kiedrzyński, M., P.P. Tomczyk, K.M. Zielińska, E. Kiedrzyńska, P. Wąsowicz 2024. Evidence of conservative range in mountain grasses during past climate change: Only contractions or local expansions possible. Global Ecology and Conservation 51,

Xue, Z., J.O. Chiapella, O. Paun, P. Volkova, M. Peintinger, P. Wasowicz, N. Tikhomirov, M. Grigoryan, M.H.J. Barfuss, J. Greimler 2023. Phylogeographic patterns of Deschampsia cespitosa (Poaceae) in Europe inferred from genomic data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 201(3):341–360.

Benediktsson, Í.Ö., S. Brynjólfsson, L. Ásbjörnsdóttir, W.R. Farnsworth 2023. "Holocene glacial history and landforms of Iceland." In European Glacial Landscapes: The Holocene. 193-224.

Bufféral, S., E. Panza, S. Mannini, Á.R. Hjartardóttir, A. Nobile, N. Gies, B.V. Óskarsson, J. Ruch 2023. Surface fractures generated during the 2021 Reykjanes oblique rifting event (SW Iceland). Bulletin of Volcanology 85, 64.

Pálsson, S., Þ.E. Þórhallsdóttir, K. Svavarsdóttir, K.P. Magnússon 2023. Genetic variation and origin of mountain birch on a recently colonized glacial outwash plain by Vatnajökull glacier, southeast Iceland. 2023. Tree Genetics & Genomes 19: 48. 

Berthelot, F., E.R. Unnsteinsdóttir, J.A. Carbonnell Ellgutter og D. Ehrich 2023. Long-term responses of Icelandic Arctic foxes to changes in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Plos One: 0282128.

Greiner, S.H.M., S. Burchardt, F. Sigmundsson, B.V. Óskarsson, O. Galland, H. Geirsson, E. Rhodes 2023 Interaction between propagating basaltic dikes and pre-existing fractures: A case study in hyaloclastite from Dyrfjöll, Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 442.

Chosson, V., H.S. Randhawa, G.M. Sigurðsson, S.D. Halldórsson, Þ.Þ. Björnsson, V. Svansson, S.M. Granquist, K. Gunnarsson, F.I.P. Samarra & C. Pampoulie 2023. First record of Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus (Cuvier, 1812) in Icelandic waters. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e10477.

Fristoe, T.S., J. Bleilevens, N.L. Kinlock, Q. Yang, Z. Zhang, W. Dawson, F. Essl, H. Kreft, J. Pergl, P. Pyšek, P. Weigelt, J-M. Dufour-Dror, A.N. Sennikov, P. Wasowicz, K.B. Westergaard & M. van Kleunen 2023. Evolutionary imbalance, climate and human history jointly shape the global biogeography of alien plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

lark, B.L., A.P.B. Carneiro, E.J. Pearmain, ... I.A. Sigurðsson, et al. Global assessment of marine plastic exposure risk for oceanic birds. Nature Communications 14, 3665 (2023).

Geffen, E., G.W. Roemer, E.R. Unnsteinsdóttir, B. Van Valkenburgh 2023. Sub-zero temperatures and large-scale weather patterns induce tooth damage in Icelandic arctic foxes. Global Change Biology, 00, 1– 13.

Squires, T.E., P. Rödin-Mörch, G. Formenti, A. Tracey, L. Abueg, N. Brajuka, E. Jarvis, E.C. Halapi, P. Melsted, J. Höglund, K.P. Magnússon 2023 A Chromosome-Level Genome Assembly for the Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics

Xu, M., Y. Liu, E. Möller, S. LaGreca, P. Moya, X. Wang, E. Timdal, H. de Boer, E. Barreno, L. Wang, H. Thüs, Ó. Andrésson, K.P. Magnússon, E.S. Ólafsdóttir, S. Heiðmarsson 2023. Mycobiont-specific primers facilitate the amplification of mitochondrial small subunit ribosomal DNA: a focus on the lichenized fungal genus Melanelia (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae) in Iceland. MycoKeys 96: 57-75.

Wierzbicka, M., A. Abratowska, O. Bemowska-Kałabun, D. Panufnik-Mędrzycka, P. Wąsowicz, M. Wróbel, D. Trzybiński, and K. Woźniak 2023. Micro-Evolutionary Processes in Armeria maritima at Metalliferous Sites. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24, 5: 4650.

Rodríguez-Martínez S., Ó. Arnalds, J. Guðmundsson, M. Svavarsdóttir, F.Ó. Gísladóttir, Ó.K. Nielsen, I. Galván 2023. Exposure to sulfur in soil explains pigmentation by pheomelanin in birds inhabiting Iceland. Journal of Ornithology.

Magnússon, S.H., P. Wasowicz, B. Magnússon 2022. Vascular plant colonisation, distribution and vegetation development on Surtsey during 1965–2015. Surtsey Resarch 15: 9-29.  Supplemement S1

Egger, G., S.B. Rood, I. Becker, F. Betz, V. Chepinoga, U. Deil, N. Lashchinskiy, B. Magnússon, A. Roth, G. Stewart, E. Troeva, N. Müller 2022. Riparian Vegetation of Gravel-bed Rivers—A Global Review. In Thomas Mehner, Klement Tockner (ed.) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Second Edition): 182-213.

Kahl M., E.J.F. Mutch, J. Maclennan, D.J. Morgan, F. Couperthwaite, E. Bali, T. Thordarson, G.H. Guðfinnsson, R. Walshaw, I. Buisman, S. Buhre, Q.H.A. van der Meer, A. Caracciolo, E.W. Marshall, M.B. Rasmussen, C.R. Gallagher, W.M. Moreland, Á. Höskuldsson, R.A. Askew 2023. Deep magma mobilization years before the 2021 CE Fagradalsfjall eruption, Iceland. Geology 51 (2), 184-188.

Hansen C.C.R., Á.J. Láruson, J.A. Rasmussen, J.A.C. Ballesteros, M.-H.S. Sinding, G.T. Hallgrimsson, M. von Schmalensee, R.A. Stefansson, K.H. Skarphédinsson, A.L. Labansen, M. Leivits, C. Sonne, R. Dietz, K. Skelmose, D. Boertmann, I. Eulaers, M.D. Martin, A.S. Helgason, M.T.P. Gilbert, S. Pálsson 2023. Genomic diversity and differentiation between island and mainland populations of white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), Molecular Ecology 

Thompson, R., M. Tamayo and S. Sigurðsson 2022. Urban bird diversity: does abundance and richness vary unexpectedly with green space attributes?, Journal of Urban Ecology, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022,

Pálsson, S., P. Wasowicz, S. Heiðmarsson og K.P. Magnússon 2023. Population structure and genetic variation of fragmented mountain birch forests in Iceland. Journal of Heredity 114 (2):165-174. esac062. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esac062

Günther, A., O. Krone, V. Svansson, A. Pohlmann, J. King, G.T. Hallgrimsson, K.H. Skarphéðinsson, H. Sigurðardóttir, S.R. Jónsson, M. Beer, B. Brugger og T. Harder 2022. Iceland as stepping stone for spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus between Europe and North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 28(12).

Gass, J. D., Jr., R. J. Dusek, J. S. Hall, G. T. Hallgrimsson, H. P. Halldórsson, S. R. Vignisson, S. B. Ragnarsdottir, et al. 2022. Global Dissemination of Influenza A Virus is Driven by Wild Bird Migration through Arctic and Subarctic Zones. Molecular Ecology

Benediktsson, Í. Ö., S. Brynjólfsson, and L. Ásbjörnsdóttir 2021. Glacial Landscapes of Iceland. In European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations, 95-101. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-823498-3.00004-2

Benediktsson, Í. Ö., S. Brynjólfsson, and L. Ásbjörnsdóttir 2021. "Iceland: Glacial Landforms from the Last Glacial Maximum." In European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations, 427-433. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-823498-3.00055-8

Benediktsson, Í. Ö., S. Brynjólfsson, and L. Ásbjörnsdóttir 2021. "Iceland: Glacial Landforms Prior to the Last Glacial Maximum." In European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations, 265-270. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-823498-3.00019-4

van Beest, F. M., T. Barry, T. Christensen, S. Heiðmarsson, D. McLennan, and N. M. Schmidt. 2022. "Extreme Event Impacts on Terrestrial and Freshwater Biota in the Arctic: A Synthesis of Knowledge and Opportunities." Frontiers in Environmental Science 10. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2022.983637.

Micael, J., N.V. Denisenko, S. Gíslason, G. Guðmundsson, P. Kukliński and P. Rodrigues 2022. Diversity of Bryozoa in Iceland. Polar Biology.

Morrill, A., Ó.K. Nielsen, K. Skírnisson, M.R. Forbes 2022. Identifying sources of variation in parasite aggregation. PeerJ 10:e13763.

Technau, B., E.R. Unnsteinsdóttir, F.L. Schaafsma, et al. 2022. Plastic and other anthropogenic debris in Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) faeces from Iceland. Polar Biology

Pedersen, G.B.M., J.M.C. Belart, B.V. Óskarsson, M.T. Guðmundsson, N. Gies, Þ. Högnadottir, Á.R. Hjartardóttir, V. Pinel, E. Berthier, T. Dürig, H.I. Reynolds, C.W. Hamilton, G. Valsson, P. Einarsson, D. Ben-Yehosua, A. Gunnarsson og B. Oddsson 2022. Volume, Effusion Rate, and Lava Transport During the 2021 Fagradalsfjall Eruption: Results From Near Real-Time Photogrammetric Monitoring. Geophysical Research Letters 49(13): e2021GL097125.

Gouhier, M., V. Pinel, J.M.C. Belart, M. Michele, C. Proy, C. Tinel, E. Berthier, Y. Guéhenneux, M.T. Gudmundsson, B.V. Óskarsson, S. Gremion, D. Raucoules, S. Valade, F. Massimetti, B. Oddsson 2022. CNES-ESA satellite contribution to the operational monitoring of volcanic activity: The 2021 Icelandic eruption of Mt. Fagradalsfjall. Journal of Applied Volcanology 11(1)

Boulanger-Lapointe, N, K. Ágústsdóttir, I.C. Barrio, M. Defourneaux, R. Finnsdóttir, I.S. Jónsdóttir, B. Marteinsdóttir, C. Mitchell, M. Möller, Ó.K. Nielsen, A.Þ. Sigfússon, S.G. Þórisson, F. Huettmann 2022. Herbivore species coexistence in changing rangeland ecosystems: First high resolution national open-source and open-access ensemble models for Iceland. Science of the Total Environment 845(1).

Burchardt, S., B.V. Óskarsson, L. Gustafsson, S.E. Berg, and M.S. Riishuus 2022. Geology of a Neogene Caldera Cluster in the Borgarfjörður eystri–Loðmundarfjörður Area, Eastern Iceland. Volcanica 5 (1):133-61.

Guðmundsson, G., T. Cedhagen, and T. Andersen. 2022. Taxonomy and Distribution of Recent Species of the Subfamily Nodosariinae (Foraminifera) in Icelandic Waters. European Journal of Taxonomy 824 (1):1–74.

Barrio, I. C., L. Barbero-Palacios, E. Kaarlejärvi, J. D. M. Speed, S. Heiðmarsson, D. S. Hik, and E. M. Soininen. 2022. What are the effects of herbivore diversity on tundra ecosystems? A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence 11, no. 1.

Xu, M., E. Oppong-Danquah, X. Wang, S. Oddsson, A. Abdelrahman, S. V. Pedersen, M. Szomek, A. E. Gylfason, B. S. Snorradottir, E. A. Christensen, D. Tasdemir, C. J. Jameson, S. Murad, O. S. Andresson, K. P. Magnusson, H. J. de Boer, M. Thorsteinsdottir, S. Omarsdottir, S. Heidmarsson, E. S. Olafsdottir, E.S. 2022. Novel methods to characterise spatial distribution and enantiomeric composition of usnic acids in four icelandic lichens. Phytochemistry 200.

Wasowicz, P. and T. Alm. 2022. Senecio pseudoarnica less. (asteraceae): A new non-native species invading coastal areas in arctic and subarctic europe. Biological Invasions 24, no. 6: 1575-1583.

Golikov, A. V., G. M. Artemev, M. E. Blicher, G. Gudmundsson, L. L. Jørgensen, S. H. Olafsdottir, W. Walkusz, D. V. Zakharov, O. L. Zimina, and R. M. Sabirov. 2022. Deep and cold: Are boreal and arctic finned octopods, stauroteuthis syrtensis and cirroteuthis muelleri (cephalopoda, octopoda, cirrata), ecological analogues? Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 181.

Greimler, J., E. M. Temsch, Z. Xue, H. Weiss-Schneeweiss, P. Volkova, M. Peintinger, P. Wasowicz, H. Shang, I. Schanzer, and J. O. Chiapella. 2022. Genome size variation in deschampsia cespitosa sensu lato (poaceae) in eurasia. Plant Systematics and Evolution 308, no. 1.

Turner-Meservy, C., O. K. Vilmundardóttir, R. Lal, and G. Gísladóttir. 2022. Soil chemical properties in glacial moraines across a chronosequence influenced by avifauna and volcanic materials: Breiðamerkurjökull, iceland. Catena 209.

Bonnet-Lebrun, A. -S, T. Larsen, T. L. Thórarinsson, Y. Kolbeinsson, M. Frederiksen, T. I. Morley, D. Fox, A. Boutet, F. le Bouard, T. Deville, E. S. Hansen, T. Hansen, P. Roberts, N. Ratcliffe. 2022. Cold comfort: Arctic seabirds find refugia from climate change and potential competition in marginal ice zones and fjords. Ambio 51, no. 2: 345-354.

Kleine, B. I., A. Stefánsson, R. A. Zierenberg, H. Jeon, M. J. Whitehouse, K. Jónasson, G. Ó. Fridleifsson, and T. B. Weisenberger. 2022. Sulfate (re-)cycling in the oceanic crust: Effects of seawater-rock interaction, sulfur reduction and temperature on the abundance and isotope composition of anhydrite. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 317, : 65-90.

Burchardt, S., B. V. Óskarsson, L. E. Gustafsson, S. E. Berg, and M. S. Riishuus. 2022. Geology of a neogene caldera cluster in the borgarfjörour eystri-loomundarfjörour area, eastern iceland. Volcanica 5, no. 1: 133-161.

Schrenk, H., B. Magnússon, B. D. Sigurdsson, and W. Z. Castell. 2022. Systemic analysis of a developing plant community on the island of surtsey. Ecology and Society 27, no. 1.

Farnsworth, W. R., Ó. Ingólfsson, E. S. Mannerfelt, M. H. Kalliokoski, E. R. Guðmundsdóttir, M. Retelle, L. Allaart, S. Brynjólfsson, M. F. A. Furze, H. J. Hancock, K. H. Kjær, A. J. Pieńkowski, A. Schomacker. 2022. Vedde ash constrains younger dryas glacier re-advance and rapid glacio-isostatic rebound on svalbard. Quaternary Science Advances 5.

Benediktsson, Í. Ö., N. Aradóttir, Ó. Ingólfsson, and S. Brynjólfsson. 2022. Cross-cutting palaeo-ice streams in NE-iceland reveal shifting iceland ice sheet dynamics. Geomorphology 396.