Jessie Gardner


International Collaboration Officer for the Northern Hemisphere, 2021-2022



Twitter: @jessiegardner01


Jessie is a postdoctoral researcher at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway and completed her PhD at the British Antarctic Survey and the University of East Anglia. She is an Arctic marine ecologist, passionate about exploring how life in and underneath Arctic sea-ice influences the production of sinking particles that fuel deeper ecosystems.

Jessie has participated on several expeditions, currently being part of HAVOC (Safe HAVens for ice-associated Flora and Fauna in a Seasonally ice-covered Arctic OCean), MOSAiC (the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) and The Nansen Legacy projects.

Being part of such large and international projects, Jessie works with a diversity of scientists across disciplines and the world. She deeply believes that openness, collaboration and accessibility in science are infallible tools to strengthen research and drive decisions that will ultimately shape our planet.

Outside of work Jessie is a keen gardener, animal lover and outdoor adventurer.

Key interests: Particle dynamics and vertical flux; Sympagic communities; Sympagic-Pelagic coupling; Sediment traps