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2010/11 Biology and ecology

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B 023 M: Collaborative Research: The Role Of Snow Patch...

Researchers will investigate the influence of snow on the composition and spatial distribution of soil microbial communities and linked biogeochemical cycling. They will conduct repeated remote-sensing datasets during the summer to characterize snow distr ...

B 046 M: The Biogeochemical Evolution Of Dissolved Orga...

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is an important component of the global carbon cycle and provides a carbon source for microbial activity. Much of this carbon pool is composed of predominantly recalcitrant organic matter derived from microorganisms (most gl ...

B 208 M: Collaborative Research: Geochemistry And Micro...

Lake Vida remains one of the least studied lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Researchers know that the lake has about 20 meters of ice cover over a brine that is at least seven times the salinity of seawater and below -10º C year-round. Thick sediment la ...

B 302 M: IceBite: An Auger And Sampling Systems For Gro...

This project is funded by NASA ASTEP (Astrobiology Science & Technology for Exploring Planets). Researchers will develop an ice auger and sampling bit for sampling subsurface ice-cemented ground on Mars. Ice on Mars is an important target for astrobiology ...

B 422 M: The Role Of Resource Legacy On Contemporary Li...

The McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects will continue to investigate the McMurdo Dry Valleys as an end-member ecosystem and focus on the relative roles of legacy and extant processes on current biodiversity and ecosystem structure and fu ...

B 424 M: Role Of Resource Legacy On Contemporary Linkag...

The McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects will continue to investigate the McMurdo Dry Valleys as an end-member ecosystem and focus on the relative roles of legacy and extant processes on current biodiversity and ecosystem structure and fu ...

B 426 M: Role Of Resource Legacy On Contemporary Linkag...

This year’s field season work requires operational support including helicopter, cargo support, and allocation of space in Crary Lab. The researchers will be working out of established field camps, at Lakes Fryxell, Bonney, and Hoare, with planned day t ...

B 462 M: Collaborative Research Controls Over The Spati...

Our objective is to investigate the composition and activity of microbial communities across a range of soil conditions, e.g., where water, organic matter, and geochemistry vary over local to regional scales in the Transantarctic Mountains, in order to as ...

B423 M: Role Of Resource Legacy On Contemporary Linkage...

The McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects will continue to investigate the McMurdo Dry Valleys as an end-member ecosystem and focus on the relative roles of legacy and extant processes on current biodiversity and ecosystem structure and fu ...

G 093 M: Collaborative Research Linking Modern Benthic ...

This research project centers on characterizing taphonomic (fossilization) processes, contrasting various high-sedimentation subhabitats in Explorers Cove with ice-covered and presumably low sedimentation (Bay of Sails/Spike Cape; Butter Point/Herbertson ...

G 441 M: Lake Joyce Microbialites Resubmittal

This project, part of NASA's Exobiology Program, will support a robust, interdisciplinary scientific effort that will investigate the benthic microbial ecosystem in Lake Joyce, a perennially ice-covered lake in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In 1997, while cond ...

K020: Understanding, Valuing, & Protecting Antarctica's...

We want to understand the processes controlling the distribution of the biodiversity in ice-free areas in the Ross Sea region by biogeographically characterising all forms of terrestrial biota for the Ross Sea region and developing an interactive model to ...

K021: Ross Dependency Fungi

Event K021 is an international collaboration in isolating and understanding terretrial biodiversity, principally focusing on Antarctic fungi and microbial life from pristine and human-impacted sites, revealing amazing biodiversity of both endemic and intr ...