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Research Article

Protistan Diversity in the Arctic: A Case of Paleoclimate Shaping Modern Biodiversity?

  • Thorsten Stoeck,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

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  • Jennifer Kasper,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

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  • John Bunge,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Chesley Leslin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Valya Ilyin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Slava Epstein mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: s.epstein@neu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, Nahant, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: August 15, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000728

About the Authors

Thorsten Stoeck, Jennifer Kasper
Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
John Bunge
Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Chesley Leslin, Valya Ilyin, Slava Epstein
Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Slava Epstein
Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, Nahant, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: s.epstein@neu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SE TS JB. Performed the experiments: TS JK JB VI CL. Analyzed the data: SE TS JK JB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SE TS JB VI CL. Wrote the paper: SE TS JB.