McMurdo LTER Publications

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Cullis JDS. Removal of benthic algae in swift-flowing streams: The significance of spatial and temporal variation in shear stress and bed disturbance. McKnight DM. Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. 2011;Ph.D.:263. Available at:
Chatfield E. Regrowth of cyanobacterial mats in Greek Creek and the impact of ecotourism. 2001;M.S. doi:LTER.
Khan AL, McKnight DM. Quantifying sources, distribution, and processing of light absorbing aerosols in the cryosphere: A comparison of dissolved and refractory black carbon in polar and high mountain regions. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2016;Ph.D. Available at:
Crisp SW. Quantifying long-term geomorphology of Antarctic streams. McKnight DM. Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. 2015;MS:185. Available at:
Kohler TJ. Physical and chemical controls on the abundance and composition of stream microbial mats from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies. 2015;Ph.D.:272. Available at:
Gooseff MN. Modeling hyporheic exchange influences on biogeochemical processes in dry valley streams, Antarctica. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. 2001;Ph.D.
Cawley K. Microbial interactions with dissolved organic matter in saline natural waters. 2010. doi:LTER.
Van Matre E. Interannual variation in phytoplankton dynamics in Lake Fryxell. 2002;M.S. doi:LTER.
Brown A. The influence of mixotroph growth on DOM chemistry in Pony Lake, a eutrophic coastal pond in Antarctica. 2001;M.S. doi:LTER.
Koch J, McKnight DM. Hydrologic and biogeochemical implications of flooding in two catchments underlain by continuous permafrost. Department of Environmental Studies. 2010;Ph.D.:206. Available at:
Sakaeva A. Ecology and biogeography of freshwater diatoms in ponds of McMurdo Dry Valleys and parts of the Ross Island. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies Program. 2014;M.S. Available at:
Stanish LF. Ecological controls on stream diatom communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. McKnight DM. Environmental Studies. 2011;Ph.D. Available at:
Cozzetto K, McKnight DM. Controls on stream and hyporheic temperatures, Taylor Valley, Antarctica and large-scale climate influences on interannual flow variation in the Onyx River, Antarctica. Department of Civil Engineering. 2009;Ph.D.:317. Available at:
Darling JP. Controls on microbial mat coverage and diatom species turnover in Antarctic desert streams: A transplant experiment. McKnight DM. Department of Environmental Studies. 2021;M.S. Available at:
Bomblies A, McKnight DM. Climatic controls on streamflow generation from Antarctic glaciers. 1998;M.S.
Jaros C. Climatic controls on interannual variation in streamflow in Fryxell Basin, Taylor Valley. 2002;M.S. doi:LTER.
Schulte NO, McKnight DM. Characterization of spatial and environmental influences on stream diatoms and cyanobacteria. Environmental Studies. 2020;Ph.D. Available at:
Mass AQ, McKnight DM. Biogeochemistry, contaminant transport, and atmospheric exchange in glacial cryoconite meltwater of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. 2018;Ph.D.:245. Available at:
Conovitz PA. Active layer dynamics and hyporheic zone storage in three streams in the McMurdo Dy Valleys, Antarctica. 2000;M.S. doi:LTER.
Journal Article
Foreman CM, Dieser M, Greenwood M, et al. When a habitat freezes solid: microorganisms over-winter within the ice column of a coastal Antarctic lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2011;76(3):401 - 412. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01061.x.
Gooseff MN, McKnight DM, W. Lyons B, Blum A. Weathering reactions and hyporheic exchange controls on stream water chemistry in a glacial meltwater stream in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Water Resources Research. 2002;38(12):1279-1296. doi:10.1029/2001WR000834.
Wlostowski A, Gooseff MN, McKnight DM, W. Lyons B. Transit times and rapid chemical equilibrium explain chemostasis in glacial meltwater streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters. 2018;45(24):13322 - 13331. doi:10.1029/2018GL080369.
Darling JP, Garland DD, Stanish LF, Esposito RMM, Sokol ER, McKnight DM. Thermal autecology describes the occurrence patterns of four benthic diatoms in McMurdo Dry Valley streams. Polar Biology. 2017;40(12):2381-2396. doi:10.1007/s00300-017-2151-y.
W. Lyons B, Welch KA, Fountain AG, Dana GL, Vaughn BH, McKnight DM. Surface glaciochemistry of Taylor Valley, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica and its relationship to stream chemistry. Hydrological Processes. 2003;17:115-130.
Matula EE, Nabity JA, McKnight DM. Supporting simultaneous air revitalization and thermal control in a crewed habitat with temperate Chlorella vulgaris and eurythermic Antarctic Chlorophyta. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021;12:709746. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.709746.