Mette Kaufman


International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

mrkaufman [at]


930 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
United States


Sea Ice

Current Research

My research has primarily been in sea ice ecology with a focus on sea ice related food webs. My MS work investigated the degree to which under ice fauna utilize sea ice algae and meiofauna as a food source using stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen as tracers. I currently work with two sea ice research groups. My work with the School of Fisheries and Ocean Science sea ice group continues to look into the ecology, productivity and food webs associated with sea ice in various areas off the coast of Alaska as well as in offshore Arctic waters. In my work with the Geophysical Institute cold lab I am learning to collect and process sea ice for examination of its physical properties