We performed a field survey to assess changes in biomass, nutrient ratios, and isotopic signatures of three different microbial mat types in two glacial meltwater streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Samples were taken in January 2013 from pre-existing transects over Von Guerard Stream and the Relict Channel, and stretched from near the Von Guerard Glacier terminus to the stream outlets at Lake Fryxell.
A short-term soil manipulation experiment has been conducted as part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. The chlorophyll-a concentration of soil samples was determined. Samples were taken on November 13, 1995, November 17, 1995, November 24, 1995 and December 11, 1995.
1995-11-13 to 1995-12-11
2007-12-19 to 2013-01-20