Selected peer-reviewed publications

Authors in bold text denote current lab members, as well as lab alumni.

1. MULLINEAUX LS, MILLS SW, SWEETMAN AK, BEAUDRAU AH, METAXAS A, & HUNT HL. “Spatial structure and temporal variation in larval abundance at hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 293, 1-16, 2005.

2. SWEETMAN AK & WITTE U. “Response of an abyssal macrofaunal community to a phytodetrital pulse”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 355, 73-84, 2008.

3. SWEETMAN AK & WITTE U. “Macrofaunal response to phytodetritus in a bathyal Norwegian fjord”. Deep-Sea Research I, 355, 1503-1514, 2008.

4. SMITH CR, DELEO FC, BERNADINO AF, SWEETMAN AK, & MARTINEZ P. “Abyssal food limitation, ecosystem structure and climate change”. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(9), 518-528, 2008.

5. SWEETMAN AK, SOMMER S, PFANNKUCHE O, & WITTE U. „Retarded response by macrofauna size foraminifera to phytodetritus in a deep Norwegian fjord”. The Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 39, 15-22, 2009.

6. KVASSNES AJS, SWEETMAN AK, IVERSEN ER, & SKEI J. “Sustainable use and future of Submarine Tailings Placements in the Norwegian extractive Industry”, Proceedings for the International Conference on Acid-Rock Drainage (ICARD), 1, 1-7, 2009

7. UTNE-PALM AC, SALVANES AGV, CURRIE B, KAARTVEDT S, NILSSON GE, BRAITHWAITE V, STECYK JAW, HUNDT M, VAN DER BANK M, FLYNN B, SANDVIK GK, KLEVJER TA, SWEETMAN AK, BRÜCHERT V, PITTMAN K, PEARD KR, LUNDE IG, STRANDABØ RAU, & GIBBONS MJ. “Trophic structure and community stability in an overfished ecosystem”. Science, 329, 333-336, 2010.

8. SWEETMAN AK, MIDDELBURG JJ, BERLE AM, BERNADINO AF, SCHANDER C, DEMOPOULOS AWJ, & SMITH CR. “Impacts of exotic mangrove forests and mangrove deforestation on carbon remineralization and ecosystem functioning in marine sediments”. Biogeosciences, 7, 2129 – 2145.

9. VAN DER BANK MG, UTNE-PALM AC, PITTMAN K, SWEETMAN AK, RICHOUX NB, BRÜCHERT V, & GIBBONS MJ. “Studies on the integrated feeding of Sufflogobius bibarbatus (von Bonde, 1923) in the Northern Benguela ecosystem using fatty acid biomarkers and stable isotopes”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 428, 219-233, 2011.

10. SWEETMAN AK, & CHAPMAN AC. “First observations of jelly-falls at the seafloor in a deep-sea fjord”. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 58, 1206-1211, 2011.

11. KVASSNES AJS, SWEETMAN AK, THORSETH IH, HOBAEK A, & BOLAM S. “ImpTail: Improved Submarine Tailing Placements (STPs) in Norwegian Fjords”, Proceedings for the International Conference on Acid-Rock Drainage, 2011

12. TANDBERG AH, RAPP HT, SCHANDER C, VADER W, SWEETMAN AK, & BERGE J. “Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov. – a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts”. Polar Biology, 35(5), 705-716, 2012.

13. LEBRATO M, PITT KA, SWEETMAN AK, JONES DOB, CARTES JE, OSCHLIES A, CONDON RH, MOLINERO JC, ADLER L, GAILLARD C, LLORIS D, & BILLETT DSM. “Jelly-falls historic and recent observations: a synthesis to drive future research directions”. Hydrobiologia, 690, 227-245, 2012.

14. SWEETMAN AK, LEVIN LA, RAPP HT, & SCHANDER C. “Faunal trophic structure at hydrothermal vents on the southern Mohn’s Ridge, Arctic Ocean”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 473, 115-131, 2013.

15. MORA C, ROLLO A, AMARO T, BACO AR, BOPP L, CHEN Q, COLLIER M, DANOVARO R, GOODAY AJ, GRUPE B, HALLORAN PR, INGELS J, JONES DOB, LEVIN LA, NAKANO H, NORLING K, RAMIREZ-LLODRA E, RUHL HA, SMITH CR, SWEETMAN AK, THURBER AR, TJIPUTRA JF,USSEGLIO P, WATLING L, WEI CL, WU T, & YASUHARA M. “Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century”. PLoS Biology, 11(10), 1-14, 2013.

16. MENGERINK, KJ, VAN DOVER CL, KOSLOW T, GJERDE K, ARDRON J, RAMIREZ-LLODRA E, LARALOPEZ A, SQUIRES D, SUTTON T, SWEETMAN AK, & LEVIN LA. “A call for deep-ocean stewardship”. Science, 344, 696-698, 2014.

17. SWEETMAN AK, NORLING K, GUNDERSTAD C, HAUGLAND BT, & DALE T. “Benthic ecosystem functioning beneath fish farms in different hydrodynamic environments”. Limnology and Oceanography, 59 (4), 1139-1151, 2014.

18. THURBER AR, SWEETMAN AK, NARAYANASWAMY BE, JONES DOB, INGELS J, & HANSMANN RL. “Ecosystem functions and services in the deep sea”. Biogeosciences, 11, 3941-3963, 2014.

19. SWEETMAN AK, SMITH CR, DALE T, & JONES DOB. “Rapid scavenging of jellyfish carcasses reveals the importance of gelatinous material to deep-sea food webs”. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 281(1796), 20142210, 2014.

20. SSWAT M, GULLIKSEN B, MENN I, SWEETMAN AK, & PIEPENBERG D. “Distribution and composition of epibenthic fauna north of Svalbard (Arctic)”. Polar Biology, 38(6), 861-877, 2015.

21. MEYER KS, SWEETMAN AK, YOUNG CM, & RENAUD PE. “Environmental factors structuring Arctic deep-sea mega-benthos – a case study from 2 fjords and a continental shelf site”. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, 22, 2015.

22. MEYER KS & SWEETMAN AK. “Observations of a living macroalga at 166m depth in a high Arctic fjord”. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e58, 2015.

23. SWEETMAN AK, & CHAPMAN AC. “First assessment of flux rates of jellyfish carcasses (jellyfalls) to the benthos reveals the importance of gelatinous material for biological C-cycling in jellyfish-dominated ecosystems”. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, 47, 2015.

24. SWEETMAN AK, CHELSKY A, PITT KA, ANDRADE H, VAN OEVELEN D, & RENAUD PE. “Jellyfish decomposition at the seafloor rapidly alter biogeochemical cycling and carbon flow through benthic food-webs”. Limnology and Oceanography, 61, 1449-1461, 2016.

25. INGELS J, CLARK MR, VECCHIONE M, PEREZ JA, LEVIN LA, PRIEDE IG, SUTTON T, ROWDEN AA, SMITH CR, YASUHARA M, SWEETMAN AK, SOLTWEDEL T, SANTOS R, NARAYANASWAMY BE, RUHL HA, FUJIKURA K, ZETTLER LA, JONES DOB, GATES AR, SNELGROVE P, BERNAL P, & VAN GAEVER S. “Chapter 36 F Open Ocean Deep Sea”, UN World Ocean Assessment, 2016.

26. LEVIN LA, MENGERINK K, GJERDE KM, ROWDEN AA, VAN DOVER CL, CLARK MR, RAMIREZ LLODRA E, CURRIE B, SMITH CR, SATO KN, GALLO N, SWEETMAN AK, LILY H, ARMSTRONG CW, & BRIDER J. “Defining “serious-harm” to the marine environment in the context of deepseabed mining”. Marine Policy, 74, 245-259, 2016.

27. MEYER KS, YOUNG CM, SWEETMAN AK, TAYLOR J, BERGMANN M, & SOLTWEDEL T. “Rocky islands in a sea of mud: Biotic and abiotic factors structuring deep-sea drop-stone communities”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 556, 45-57, 2016.

28. CORDES EE, JONES DOB, SCHLACHER TA, AMON DJ, BERNADINO AF, BETT BJ, BROOKE S, CARNEY R, DELEO DM, DUNLOP KM, ESCOBAR-BRIONES EG, GATES AR, GÉNIO L, GOBIN J, HENRY LA, HERRERA S, HOYT S, JOYE S, KARK S, MESTRE NC, METAXAS A, PFEIFER S, SINK K, SWEETMAN AK, & WITTE UF. “Environmental impacts of the deep-water oil and gas industry: a review to guide management strategies”. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 4, 58, 2016.

29. MEYER, KS, BROOKE S, SWEETMAN AK, WOLF M, & YOUNG CM. “The Billy Mitchell fauna: invertebrate communities on historical shipwrecks, western Atlantic”. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 566, 17–29, 2017.

30. SWEETMAN AK, THURBER AR, SMITH CR, LEVIN LA, MORA C, WEI CL, GOODAY AJ, JONES DOB, REX M, YASUHARA M, INGELS J, RUHL HA, FRIEDER CA, DANOVARO R, WÜRZBERG L, BACO A, GRUPE B, PASULKA A, MEYER KS, DUNLOP KM, HENRY LA, & ROBERTS JM. “Major impacts of climate climate change on deep-sea benthic ecosystems”. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 5, 4, 2017.

31. JONES DOB, KAISER S, SWEETMAN AK, SMITH CR, MENOT L, VINK A, TRUEBLOOD D, GREINERT J, BILLETT DSM, ARBIZU PM, RADZIEJEWSKA T, SINGH R, INGOLE B, STRATMANN T, SIMONLLEDO E, DURDEN JM, & CLARK MR. “Biological responses to disturbance from simulated deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining”. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e017750, 2017.

32. MEVENKAMP L, STRATMANN T, GUILINI K, MOODLEY L, VAN OEVELEN, D, VANREUSEL A, WESTERLUND S, & SWEETMAN, AK. “Impaired short-term functioning of a benthic community from a deep Norwegian fjord following deposition of mine tailings and sediments”. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4,169, 2017.

33. MEYER KS, SWEETMAN AK, KUKLINKSI P, LEOPOLD P, VOGEDES D, BERGE J, GRIFFITHS C, YOUNG CM & RENAUD PE. “Recruitment in high Arctic fjords: relation to temperature, productivity, and season”. Limnology and Oceanography, 62(6), 2732-2744, 2017.

34. DUNLOP KM, JONES DOB, & SWEETMAN AK. “Direct evidence of an efficient energy transfer pathway from jellyfish carcasses to a commercially important deep-water species”. Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 17455, 2017.

35. STRATMANN T, MEVENKAMP L, SWEETMAN AK, VANREUSEL A, & VAN OEVELEN D. “Has phytodetritus processing by an abyssal soft-sediment community recovered 26 years after an experimental disturbance?” Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 59, 2018.

36. STRATMANN T, LINS L, PURSER A, MARCON Y, RODRIGUES CF, RAVARA A, CUNHA MR, SIMONLLEDÓ E, JONES DOB, SWEETMAN AK, KÖSER K, & VAN OEVELEN D. “Abyssal plain faunal carbon flows remain depressed 26 years after a simulated deep-sea mining disturbance”. Biogeosciences, 15, 4131–4145, 2018.

37. DUNLOP KM, JONES DOB, & SWEETMAN AK. “Scavenging processes on jellyfish carcasses across a fjord depth gradient”. Limnology and Oceanography. 63(3), 1146-1155, 2018.

38. BROWN AE, HAUTON C, STRATMANN T, SWEETMAN AK, VAN OEVELEN D, & JONES DOB. “Metabolic rates are significantly lower in abyssal Holothuroidea than in shallow-water Holothuroidea”. Royal Society Open Science, 5(5), 172162, 2018.

39. STRATMANN T, VOORSMIT I, GEBRUK A, BROWN A, PURSER A, MARCON Y, SWEETMAN AK, JONES DOB, & VAN OEVELEN D. “Recovery of Holothuroidea composition, abundance and respiration activity after a deep-sea disturbance experiment”. Limnology and Oceanography, 63, 2140-2153, 2018.

40. DUNN DC, VAN DOVER CL, ETTER RJ, SMITH CR, LEVIN LA, MORATO T, COLACO A, DALE AC, GEBRUK AV, GJERDE KM, HALPIN PN, HOWELL KL, JOHNSON D, PEREZ JAA, RIBIERO MC, STUCKAS H, WEAVER P, & THE SEMPIA WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS (A.K. Sweetman was a participant and contributor to the paper). “A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining”. Science Advances, 4(7), eaar4313, 2018.

41. CUVELIER D, GOLLNER S, JONES DOB, KAISER S, ARBIZU PM, MENZEL L, MESTRE NC, MORATO T, PHAM CK, PRADILLON F, PURSER A, RASCHKA U, SARRAZIN J, SIMON-LLEDO E, STEWART IM, STUCKAS H, SWEETMAN AK, & COLAÇO A. “Potential mitigation and restoration actions in ecosystems impacted by seabed mining”. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 467, 2018.

42. SWEETMAN AK, SMITH CR, SHULSE CN, MAILLOT B, LINDH M, CHURCH MJ, MEYER KS, VAN OEVELEN D, STRATMANN T, & GOODAY AJ. “Key role of bacteria in the short-term cycling of carbon at the abyssal seafloor of the eastern Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone”. Limnology and Oceanography, 64(2): 694-713, 2019.

43. DA ROS Z, DELL’ANNO A, MORATO T, SWEETMAN AK, CARREIRO-SILVA M, SMITH C, PAPADOPOULOU N, CORINALDESI C, BIANCHELLI S, GAMBI C, CIMINO R, SNELGROVE P, VAN DOVER C, & DANOVARO R. “The deep sea: the new frontier for ecological restoration”. Marine Policy, 108, 103642, 2019.

44. MORATO T, GONZALEZ-IRUSTA JM, DOMINGUEZ-CARRIO C, WEI, C-L, DAVIES A, SWEETMAN AK, et al. “Climate‐induced changes in the suitable habitat of cold‐water corals and commercially important deep‐sea fishes in the North Atlantic”. Global Change Biology, 26(4), 2181-2202, 2020.

45. LALANDE, C, DUNLOP KM, RENAUD PE, NADAI G, SWEETMAN AK. “Seasonal variations in downward particle fluxes in Norwegian fjords”. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 241, 106811, 2020.

46. HARBOUR, RP, LEITNER, A, RUEHLEMANN, C, VINK, A, SWEETMAN AK. “Benthic and demersal scavenger biodiversity in the eastern end of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone – an area marked for polymetallic nodule mining”. Frontiers in Marine Sciences, 7: 458, 2020.

47. SWEETMAN, AK, HAUGLAND, BT, KVASSNES, AJS, BOLAM, SG. “Impeded macrofaunal colonisation and recovery following marine deposition of inert and organically modified mine tailings.” Frontiers in Marine Sciences, 7: 649, 2020.

48. LEVIN, LA, WEI, C-L, DUNN, D, AMON, D, ASHFORD, O, CHEUNG, W, COLACO, A, DOMINGUEZ-CARRIO, C, ESCOBAR, E, HARDEN-DAVIES, H, DRAZEN, J, ISMAIL, K, JONES, DOB, JOHNSON, D, LE, JENNIFER, LEJZEROWICZ, F, MITARAI, S, MORATO, T, MUSLOW, S, SNELGROVE, P, SWEETMAN, AK, YASUHARA, M. “Climate Change Considerations are Fundamental to Management of Deep-Sea Resource Extraction”. Global Change Biology. 26:4664–4678, 2020.

49. YAKUSHEV, E, WALLHEAD, P, RENAUD, PE, ILINSKAYA, A, PROTSENKO, E, YAKUBOV, S, PAKHOMOVA, S, SWEETMAN, AK, DUNLOP, KM, BEREZINA, A, BELLERBY RGJ, DALE, T. “Understanding the biogeochemical impacts of fish farms using a benthic-pelagic model” Water, 12, 2384, 2020.

50. SMITH, CR, TUNNICLIFFE, V, COLACO, A, DRAZEN, JC, GOLLNER, S, LEVIN, LA, MESTRE, NC, METAXAS, A, MOLODTSOVA, T, MORATO, T, SWEETMAN, AK, WASHBURN, T, AMON, DJ.  “Scientific misconceptions about deep-seabed mining.”  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 35 (10): 853-857, 2020.

51. INGELS J, ARONSON RB, SMITH CR, BACO A, BIK HM, BLAKE JA, BRANDT AA, CAPE M, DEMASTER D, DOLAN E, DOMACK E, FIRE S, GEISZ H, GIGLIOTTI M, GRIFFITHS H, HALANYCH KM, HAVERMANS C, HUETTMANN F, ISHMAN S, KRANZ S, LEVENTER A, MAHON AR, MCCLINTOCK J, MCCORMICK ML, MITCHELL BG, MURRAY A, PECK L, ROGERS A, SHOPLOCK B, SMITH KE, STEFFEL B, STUKEL MR, SWEETMAN AK, TAYLOR M,  THURBER AR, TRUFFER M, VAN DE PUTTE A, VANREUSEL A, ANGELICA ZAMORA-DURAN M. “Antarctic Ecosystem Responses following Ice-Shelf Collapse and Iceberg Calving: Science Review and Future Research”. WIREs Climate Change, e682, 2020

52. DE JONGE, DSW, STRATMANN, T, LINS, L, VANREUSEL, A, PURSER, A, MARCON, Y, RODRIGUES, CF, RAVARA A, ESQUETE, P, CUNHA, MR, SIMON-LLEDO, E, VAN BRUEGEL, P,  SWEETMAN, AK, SOETAERT, K, VAN OEVELEN, D. “Abyssal food-web model indicates faunal carbon flow recovery and impaired microbial loop 26 years after a sediment disturbance experiment”. Progress in Oceanography. 189: 102446, 2020.

53. HARBOUR, RP, SIMON-NUTBROWN, C, CECCHETTO M, YOUNG, E, CORAL, C, SMITH, CR, SWEETMAN, AK. “Biodiversity, community structure and ecosystem function on kelp and wood falls in the Norwegian deep sea”. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 657: 73-91, 2021.

54. SANDULLI, R, INGELS, J, ZEPPILLI, D, SWEETMAN, AK, MINCKS HARDY, S, MIENIS, F, WEI, C-L. “EDITORIAL for Special Issue “Extreme Benthic Communities in the Age of Global Change”. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:609648, 2021.

55. DUNLOP, KM, RENAUD, PE, BERGE, J, JONES, DOB, HARBOUR, RP, TANDBERG, AHS, SWEETMAN, AK. “Benthic scavenger community composition and carrion removal in Arctic and Subarctic fjords”. Polar Biology. 44 (1): 3, 2021.

56. SMITH, CR, TUNNICLIFFE, V, COLACO, A, DRAZEN, JC, GOLLNER, S, LEVIN, LA, MESTRE, NC, METAXAS, A, MOLODTSOVA, T, MORATO, T, SWEETMAN, AK, WASHBURN, T, AMON, DJ. Scientific evidence must be accurately considered to evaluate seabed mining impacts: Response to Verlaan. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 36 (1): 14-15, 2021

57. MOSER, A, PHEASANT, I, MACPHERSON, WN, NARAYANASWAMY, BE, SWEETMAN, AK. “Sediment profile imaging: a laboratory study into the sediment smearing effect of a penetrating plate”. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8:582076, 2021.

58. HARBOUR, RP, SMITH, CR, FERNANDES, TF, SWEETMAN, AK. “Trophic ecology surrounding kelp and wood falls in deep Norwegian fjords”.  Deep-Sea Research I. 173: 103553, 2021.

59. DURDEN, JM, PUTTS, M, BINGO, S, LEITNER, AB, DRAZEN, JC, GOODAY, AJ, JONES, DOB, SWEETMAN, AK, WASHBURN, TW, SMITH, CR. “Megafaunal ecology of the western Clarion Clipperton Zone”. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8:671062, 2021.

60. MAZURKIEWICZ, M, MEYER-KAISER, K, SWEETMAN, AK, RENAUD, PE, WLODARSKA-KOWALCZUK, M. “Megabenthic standing stocks and organic carbon demand in a warming Arctic”. Progress in Oceanography. 196: 102616, 2021.

61. ASHFORD, OS, GUAN, S, CAPONE D, RIGNEY, K, ROWLEY, K, CORDES, E, CORTES, J, ROUSE, GW, MENDOZA GF, SWEETMAN, AK, LEVIN, LA. “Relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning proxies strengthen when approaching chemosynthetic deep-sea methane seeps”. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.  288: 20210950, 2021.

62. KLOOTWIJK, AT, SWEETMAN, AK, HESS, S, ALVE, E, DUNLOP, KM, RENAUD, PE. “Benthic foraminiferal carbon cycling in coastal zone sediments: The influence of the assemblage structure and jellyfish detritus“. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 261: 107535, 2021.

63.MONTSENY, M, LINARES, C, CARREIRO-SILVA, M, HENRY, L-A, BILLETT, D, CORDES, EE, SMITH, CJ, PAPADOPOULOU, N, BILAN, M, GIRARD, F, BURDETT, HL, LARSSON, AI, STRÖMBERG, SM, VILADRICH, N, BARRY, JP, BAENA, P, GODINHO, A, GRINYÓ, J, SANTÍN, A, MORATO, T, SWEETMAN, AK, GILI, J-M, GORI, A.  Restoration of cold-water corals: techniques, challenges, costs and future directions. Frontiers in Marine Science, In press.

64. DUNLOP KM, BOUMA TJ, RENAUD PE & SWEETMAN AK. “Density-dependent impacts of jellyfish carcasses on near-bottom flow dynamics”. In revision.

65. SCHEER, SL, SWEETMAN, AK, PIATKOWSKI, U, HOVING, HJT. “Food fall-specific scavenging responses to experimental medium-sized carcasses in the deep sea”. Marine Ecology Progress Series. In revision65.

66. HOVING, HJ, BOETIUS A, DUNLOP KM, GREINERT, J, HAECKEL M, JONES, DOB, MARCON, Y, STRATMANN, T, SUCK, I, SWEETMAN, AK, PURSER, A.  “Accumulation of planktonic carcasses on disturbed deep seafloor” Global Change Biology, In preparation.

67. CECCHETTO, MM, MOSER, A, SMITH, CR, VAN OEVELEN, D, SWEETMAN, AK. “Abyssal seafloor response to fresh phytodetrital inputs across regional spatial scales in 3 Areas of Particular Environmental Interest (APEIs) in the western abyssal Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ)” Limnology and Oceanography, In preparation.