Below is a list of recent publications based on our research:
Clucas, G. V., M. J. Dunn, G. Dyke, S. D. Emslie, R. Naveen, M. J. Polito, O. G. Pybus, A. D. Rogers, and T. Hart. 2014. A reversal of fortunes: climate change ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in Antarctic Peninsula penguins. Scientific Reports 4: 5024 | DOI: 10.1038/srep05024
Huang, Tao, L. Sun, Y. Wang, and S. D. Emslie. 2014. Paleodietary changes by penguins and seals in association with Antarctic climate and sea ice extent. Chinese Science Bulletin. Published online March 2014.
Nie, Yaguang, Xiaodong Liu, Tao Wen, Liguang Sun, and S. D. Emslie. 2014. Environmental implication of nitrogen isotopic composition in ornithogenic sediments from the Ross Sea region, East Antarctica:. Chemical Geology 363: 91-100.
Hu, Qi-Hou, Li-Guang Sun, Zhou-Qing Xie, S. D. Emslie, and Xiao-Dong Liu. 2013. Increase in penguin populations during the Little Ice Age in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Scientific Reports 3: 2472; DOI 10.1038/srep02472.
Sun, L., S.D. Emslie, T. Huang, J.M. Blais, Z.Q. Xie, X.D. Liu, X.B. Yin, Y.H. Wang, W. Huang, D.A. Hodgson, and J.P. Smol. 2013. Vertebrate records in polar sediments: biological responses to past climate change and human activities. Earth-Science Reviews 126: 147-155.
Polito, M. J., C. S. Reiss, W. Z. Trivelpiece, W. P. Patterson, and S. D. Emslie. 2013. Stable isotopes identify an ontogenetic niche expansion in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Marine Biology 160: 1311-1323.
Liu, Xiaodong, Y. Nie, L. Sun, and S. D. Emslie. 2013. Eco-environmental implications of elemental and carbon isotope distributions in ornithogenic sediments from the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 117: 99-114.
Emslie, S. D., M. J. Polito, and W. P. Patterson. 2013. Stable isotope analysis of ancient and modern Gentoo Penguin egg membrane and the krill surplus hypothesis in Antarctica. Antarctic Science 25: 213-218.
Brasso R.L., B.E. Drummond, S.R. Borrett, A. Chiaradia, M.J. Polito, and A. Raya Rey. 2013. Unique pattern of molt leads to low intra-individual variation in feather mercury concentrations in penguins. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 2331-2334.
Brasso, R.L. and M.J. Polito. 2013. Trophic calculations reveal the mechanism of population-level variation in mercury concentrations between marine ecosystems: case studies of two polar seabirds. Marine Pollution Bulletin 75: 244-249.
Brasso, Rebecka L., Michael J. Polito, Heather J. Lynch, R. Naveen, and Steven D. Emslie. 2012. Penguin eggshell membranes reflect homogeneity of mercury in the marine food web surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula. Science of the Total Environment 439: 165-171.
Brasso, R., S. Abel, and M. Polito. 2012. Pattern of Hg allocation into egg components is independent of dietary exposure in Gentoo penguins. Archives of Environmental Contamination: Toxicology 64: 494-501.
Nie, Y., Xiaodong Liu, Liguang Sun, and S. D. Emslie. 2012. Effect of penguin and seal excrement on mercury distribution in sediments from the Ross Sea region, East Antarctica. Science of the Total Environment 433: 132-140.
Vasil, C. A., M. J. Polito, W. P. Patterson, and S. D. Emslie. 2012. Wanted: dead or alive? Isotopic analysis (δ13C and δ15N) of Pygoscelis penguin chick tissues supports opportunistic sampling. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 26: 487-493.
Polito, M. J., W. Z. Trivelpiece, N. J. Karnovsky, E. Ng, W. P. Patterson, and S. D. Emslie. 2011. Integrating stomach content and stable isotope analyses to quantify the diets of pygoscelid penguins. PLoSONE 6: 1-10.
Polito M.J., Lynch H.J., Naveen R., and Emslie S.D. 2011. Stable isotopes reveal regional heterogeneity in the pre-breeding distribution and diets of sympatrically breeding Pygoscelis penguins. Marine Ecology Progress Series 421: 265-277.
Polito M.J., Fisher S., Tobias C.R., and Emslie, S.D. 2009. Tissue-specific isotopic discrimination factors in gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) egg components: Implications for dietary reconstructions using stable isotopes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 372:106-112
Strickland M.E., Polito M.J., and Emslie, S.D. 2008. Spatial and seasonal variation in Adélie penguin diets as inferred from stable isotope analysis of eggshell. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, 124(3): 65-71
Emslie S. D. and W. P. Patterson. 2007. Abrupt recent shift in d13C and d15N values in Adélie Penguin eggshell in Antarctica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 11666-11669.
Emslie S. D., L. Coats, and K. Licht. 2007. A 45000-year record of Adélie Penguins and climate change in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Geology 35: 61-64.
Emslie S. D. and E. J. Woehler. 2005. A 9000-year record of Adélie Penguin occupation and diet in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 17: 56-66.
Emslie S. D., P. A. Berkman, D. G. Ainley, L. Coats, and M. Polito. 2003. Late-Holocene initiation of ice-free ecosystems in the southern Ross Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series 262: 19-25.
Polito M., S. D. Emslie, and W. Walker. 2002. A 1000-yr record of Adélie penguin diet in the southern Ross Sea, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 14: 337-332
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