Klemens Weisleitner PhD

Professional Photographer and Polar Scientist

Nature | Science | Expedition Photography
Based in Innsbruck, Austria.

PhD in Biology (University of Innsbruck)
Expert in microbial diversity of polar glaciers
Scientific polar expeditions: Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (3x), Svalbard, Arctic (4x)

Scientific publications:

Groemer, G., Sattler, B., Weisleitner, K., Hunger, L., Kohstall, C., Frisch, A., Józefowicz, M., Meszyński, S., Storrie-Lombardi, M., Bothe, C. and Boyd, A., 2014. Field trial of a dual-wavelength fluorescent emission (LIFE) instrument and the Magma White Rover during the MARS2013 Mars Analog Mission. Astrobiology, 14(5), pp.391-405.

Weisleitner, K., Hunger, L., Kohstall, C., Frisch, A., Storrie-Lombardi, M.C. and Sattler, B., 2019. Laser-Induced Fluorescence Emission (LIFE) as Novel Non-Invasive Tool for In-Situ Measurements of Biomarkers in Cryospheric Habitats. J. Vis. Exp, 152, p.e60447.

Weisleitner, K., Perras, A., Moissl-Eichinger, C., Andersen, D. T., & Sattler, B. (2019). Source environments of the microbiome in perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee, Antarctica. Frontiers in microbiology, 10, 1019.

Faucher, B., Lacelle, D., Fisher, D.A., Weisleitner, K. and Andersen, D.T., 2020. Modeling δD-δ18O steady-state of well-sealed perennially ice-covered lakes and their recharge source: examples from Lake Untersee and Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, p.220.

Weisleitner, K., Perras, A.K., Unterberger, S.H., Moissl-Eichinger, C., Andersen, D.T. and Sattler, B., 2020. Cryoconite Hole Location in East-Antarctic Untersee Oasis Shapes Physical and Biological Diversity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, p.1165.