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Start date:
January 2015
End date:
January 2015
Locations:
Garwood Valley, Marshall Valley, Miers Valley
Principle Investigator:
Edward Carpenter
Organisation:
San Francisco State University
State
California
Study of the microbial ecology of the hyporheic and associated arid soils in various McMurdo Dry Valley systems. We want to study the biogeochemistry of these sites and the activity, composition and distribution of the N2 fixing communities. Ultimately, we want to map the distribution of these communities throughout the valley ecosystem via a landscape model and extrapolate their influence on total N budgets.