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Having started in 2004, this project is led by Prof. Hans Petter Leinaas from the Oslo University, Oslo, Norway, and Prof. Steven Chown from the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Monash University, Australia.


  • Chown, S.L. et al. 2004. Hemispheric asymmetries in biodiversity a serious matter for ecology. PLoS Biol. 2, e406, 1701-1707.
  • Chown, S.L. et al. 2007. Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 274, 2531-2537.
  • Janion, C. et al. 2009. Assemblage level variation in springtail lower lethal temperature: the role of invasive species on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Physiol. Entomol. 34, 284-291.
  • Janion, C. et al. 2010. Trait means and reaction norms: the consequences of climate change/invasion interactions at the organism level. Evol. Ecol., in press.
  • Leinaas, H.P. et al. 2009. Effects of thermal acclimation on water loss rate and tolerance in the collembolan Pogonognathellus flavescens. Physiol. Entomol. 34, 325-332.
  • Slabber, S. et al. 2007. Acclimation effects on thermal tolerances of springtails from sub-Antarctic Marion Island: indigenous and invasive species. J. Insect Physiol. 53, 113-125.
  • Worland, M.R. et al. 2006. Supercooling point frequency distributions in Collembola are affected by moulting. Funct. Ecol. 20, 323-329.


Collecting springtails in the Arctic

Steven Chown and Hans Petter Leinaas off to collect springtails in the Arctic.