McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

Dr. Jill Mikucki from Dartmouth College describes ancient microbial communities living in Blood Falls below the Taylor Glacier
Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys
Meteorological Data can now be downloaded through the 07-08 season. Fryxell, Hoare and Bonney stations contain data through the extended season.
Blood Falls and the Dry Valleys are featured on NASA's Earth Observatory website
Basecamp website for project management is now available
Scanned images of hand-written stream field notes are now searchable online back to 1993. Many thanks to Jane Turner!
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.
MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Read Peter Doran's Op-Ed piece on global warming in the July 27 New York Times!
Dr. Diana Wall named University Distinguished Professor
An Antarctic Ecosystem Shows Signs of Trouble as a Tiny Worm Turns.
Berry Lyons and Andrew Fountain were both elected Fellows of the Geological Society of America and were acknowledged at the Society's annual meeting on October 15.
Read Amy Leventer's book review of The Lost Seal children's book by MCM PI Diane McKnight
Diana Wall and Andrew Fountain have begun serving 3 year appointments to the NRC/NAS's Polar Research Board. Berry Lyons has just rotated off the board.
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.

All MCM metadata is now in the LTER Network-standardized format, EML (Ecological Metadata Language). This is a big step towards LTER network-wide data synthesis.

Read Amy Mayer's BioScience Feature about Diana Wall and Byron Adams' work on Antarctic Soils
MCM Team members currently in the field are taking part in a live webcast on March 12, 2008. Click above to register.

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