McMurdo LTER Publications

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Ball, B. & Virginia, R. A. The ecological role of moss in a polar desert: implications for aboveground- belowground and terrestrial -aquatic linkages. Polar Biology 37, 651-664 (2014).
Freckman, D. W. & Virginia, R. A. The ecology of nematodes in Antarctic Dry Valley soils. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 28, 10-11 (1993).
Nielsen, U. N. et al. The ecology of pulse events: insights from an extreme climatic event in a polar desert ecosystem. Ecosphere 3, art17 (2012).
Powers, L. E., Freckman, D. W. & Virginia, R. A. Effects of human disturbance on soil nematode populations in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Supplement 77, 360 (1996).
Ayres, E. et al. Effects of Human Trampling on Populations of Soil Fauna in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Conservation Biology 22, 1544-1551 (2008).
Ayres, E. et al. Experimentally increased snow accumulation alters soil moisture and animal community structure in a polar desert. Polar Biology 33, 897 - 907 (2010).
Freckman, D. W. & Virginia, R. A. Extraction of nematodes from Dry Valley Antarctic soils. Polar Biology 13, 483-487 (1993).
Treonis, A. M., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A. Field and microcosm studies of decomposition and soil biota in a cold dessert soil. Ecosystems 5, (2002).
W Lyons, B. et al. Groundwater seeps in Taylor Valley Antarctica: An example of a subsurface melt event. Annals of Glaciology 40, 200-206 (2005).
Fountain, A. G. et al. The Impact of a Large-Scale Climate Event on Antarctic Ecosystem Processes. BioScience 66, 848 - 863 (2016).
Knox, M. et al. Impact of diurnal freeze–thaw cycles on the soil nematode Scottnema lindsayae in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Polar Biology 39, 583 - 592 (2016).
Ball, B., Barrett, J. E., Gooseff, M. N., Virginia, R. A. & Wall, D. H. Implications of meltwater pulse events for soil biology and biogeochemical cycling in a polar desert. Polar Research 3081281030352511340, (2011).
Poage, M., Barrett, J. E., Virginia, R. A. & Wall, D. H. The influence of soil geochemistry on nematode distribution, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40, 119-128 (2008).
Ball, B., Virginia, R. A., Barrett, J. E., Parsons, A. N. & Wall, D. H. Interactions between physical and biotic factors influence CO_2 flux in Antarctic dry valley soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41, 1510-1517 (2009).
Treonis, A. M., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A. Invertebrate biodiversity in Antarctic Dry Valley soils and sediments. Ecosystems 2, 482-492 (1999).
Treonis, A. M., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A. Invertebrate diversity in Taylor Valley soils and sediments. Antarctic Journal of the United States 33, 13-16 (2005).
Porazinska, D., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A. Invertebrates in ornithogenic soils at Ross Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology 25, 569-574 (2002).
Overhoff, A., Freckman, D. W. & Virginia, R. A. Life Cycle of the Microbivorous Antarctic Dry Valley Nematode Scottnema lindsaye Timm 1971. Polar Biology 13, 151-156 (1993).
Simmons, B. L. et al. Long-term experimental warming reduces soil nematode populations in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41, 2052-2060 (2009).
Freckman, D. W. & Virginia, R. A. Low-diversity Antarctic soil nematode communities: distribution and response to disturbance. Ecology 78, 363-369 (1997).
Hunt, H., Treonis, A. M., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A. A mathematical model for variation in water-retention curves among sandy soils. Antarctic Science 19, 427-436 (2007).
Courtright, E. M., Freckman, D. W., Virginia, R. A. & W. Thomas, K. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Genetic diversity of soil nematodes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the United States - 1996 Review Issue (NSF 98-28) 31, 203-204 (1998).
Powers, L. E., Freckman, D. W., Ho, M. & Virginia, R. A. McMurdo LTER: Soil properties associated with nematode distribution along an elevational transect in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 30, 282-283 (1995).
Powers, L. E., Freckman, D. W., Ho, M. & Virginia, R. A. McMurdo LTER:Soil and nematode distribution along an elevational gradient in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 29, 228-229 (1994).
Ball, B. & Virginia, R. A. Meltwater seep patches increase heterogeneity of soil geochemistry and therefore habitat suitability. Geoderma 189-190, 652 - 660 (2012).

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