I am interested in the ecology of high latitude marine benthic invertebrates, especially during their early life stages. My PhD work focuses on the seasonal distribution of benthic invertebrate larvae and juveniles in the northern Barents Sea. I am using molecular methods to identify the larvae and juveniles which are difficult to identify morphologically and to characterize their diet. 


Funding sources:


Fram Centre Flagship Fjord and Coast

Fonds de recherche nature et technologies du Québec


Other affiliations:

ARCTOS network

Arbeider i CRIStin

  • Ershova, Elizaveta; Descoteaux, Raphaelle; Wangensteen Fuentes, Owen Simon; Iken, Katrin; Hopcroft, Russ; Smoot, Caitlin; Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Bluhm, Bodil. Diversity and Distribution of Meroplanktonic Larvae in the Pacific Arctic and Connectivity With Adult Benthic Invertebrate Communities. Frontiers in Marine Science 2019; Volum 6. ISSN 2296-7745.s doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00490.

  • Descoteaux, Raphaelle; Bluhm, Bodil; Wangensteen, Owen S.; Ershova, Elizaveta; Præbel, Kim; Renaud, Paul Eric. Are larvae of boreal benthic species already capable of reaching the Arctic Ocean?. Gordon Research Conference Polar Marine Science 2019-03-17 - 2019-03-22 2019.

  • Member of research group