McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

Greetings from the Crary.  Research is going full steam and the end of the season approaches, signaled by the arrival of the Coast Guard Ice Breaker.

Greetings again from Crary Lab on a Sunday afternoon. This week has been full of starts and stops with interruptions due to weather. Difficulties with the weather, and hence flying, have led to a less productive week in the field than the past two.

Colleagues and Team members,

Greetings from very snowy Mac-town. I hope that your new year's celebrations were enjoyable ones. From all the reviews, Ice Stock was a grand success here. All MCM-LTER personnel spent the weekend in town, and most expect to redeploy or day-trip to TV tomorrow, if the weather clears.


Overview – 

 Greetings from McMurdo!

 Diane McKnight gives a distinguished research lecture at CU on Oct-29-2015.  There are only 4 of these this year, a great honor for Diane..

MCMLTER PI Adrian Howkins released a new book on the Environmental History of the Poles.

New study in the journal Geology involving Peter Doran and LTER collaborator Ian Hawes provides insight into the origin of photosynthesis and oxygen on early Earth

  • Diana’s plenary talk really summarized both her terrific career and the great value of long-term data from the dry valleys

Graduate students presented their latest work at the August 2015 MCM LTER All hands meeting held at the end of August, in Boulder CO.

Happy Earth Day! In This Interview, Biologist Byron Adams Explains His Research At The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Site

Ben Harding, current field team lead of the Stream Team.

Diane is the 2015 winner of the John Dalton Medal of the European Geosciences Union

Congrats to John Priscu for getting the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award

Dr. Peter Doran joins the Louisiana State University as the first holder of the John Franks Endowed Chair.

John Priscu describes diversity of life discovered in Lake Whillans, West Antarctica sub-glacial lake water