McMurdo LTER Publications

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Stahl-Rommel S, Kalra I, D'Silva S, et al. Cyclic electron flow (CEF) and ascorbate pathway activity provide constitutive photoprotection for the photopsychrophile, Chlamydomonas sp. UWO 241 (renamed Chlamydomonas priscuii). Photosynthesis Research. 2022;151(3):235 - 250. doi:10.1007/s11120-021-00877-5.
Torrens CL, Gooseff MN, McKnight DM. Dissolved organic carbon chemostasis in Antarctic polar desert streams. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2022;127(7):e2021JG006649. doi:10.1029/2021JG006649.
Dragone NB, Henley JB, Holland-Moritz H, et al. Elevational constraints on the composition and genomic attributes of microbial communities in Antarctic soils. Mackelprang R. mSystems. 2022;7(1):e01330-21. doi:10.1128/msystems.01330-21.
Jiang X, Van Horn DJ, Okie JG, et al. Limits to the three domains of life: Lessons from community assembly along an Antarctic salinity gradient. Extremophiles. 2022;26(1):15. doi:10.1007/s00792-022-01262-3.
Gooseff MN, McKnight DM, Doran PT, Fountain A. Long-term stream hydrology and meteorology of a polar desert, the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Hydrological Processes. 2022;36(6):e14623. doi:10.1002/hyp.14623.
Guo B, Li W, Santibáñez P, Priscu JC, Liu Y, Liu K. Organic matter distribution in the icy environments of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Science of The Total Environment. 2022;841:156639. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156639.
George SF, Fierer N, Levy JS, Adams B. Antarctic water tracks: Microbial community responses to variation in soil moisture, pH, and salinity. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021;12. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.616730.
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:
Verleyen E, Van de Vijver B, Tytgat B, et al. Diatoms define a novel freshwater biogeography of the Antarctic. Ecography. 2021;44:1-13. doi:10.1111/ecog.05374.
Dragone NB, Diaz MA, Hogg ID, et al. Exploring the boundaries of microbial habitability in soil. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2021;126(6). doi:10.1029/2020JG006052.
Beane SJ, Gooseff MN. Hydrologic response to foehn winds in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. 2021;M.S. Available at:
Thompson AR, Roth-Monzón AJ, Aanderud ZT, Adams BJ. Phagotrophic protists and their associates: Evidence for preferential grazing in an abiotically driven soil ecosystem. Microorganisms. 2021;9(8):1555. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9081555.
Singley JG, Gooseff MN, McKnight DM, Hinckley E-LS. The role of hyporheic connectivity in determining nitrogen availability: Insights from an intermittent Antarctic stream. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2021. doi:10.1029/2021JG006309.
Singley JG. Stream corridor connectivity controls on nitrogen cycling. Hinckley E-LS, Gooseff MN. 2021;PhD. Available at:
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.
Piergallini B, W. Lyons B. Analysis of acid-leachable barium, copper, iron, lead, & zinc concentrations in Taylor Valley, Antarctic stream sediments. School of Earth Sciences. 2020;B.S. Available at:
Dillon ML, Hawes I, Jungblut AD, et al. Energetic and environmental constraints on the community structure of benthic microbial mats in Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2020;96(2). doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz207.
Power SN, Salvatore MR, Sokol ER, Stanish LF, Barrett JE. Estimating microbial mat biomass in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica using satellite imagery and ground surveys. Polar Biology. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00300-020-02742-y.
Sokol ER, Barrett JE, Kohler TJ, McKnight DM, Salvatore MR, Stanish LF. Evaluating alternative metacommunity hypotheses for diatoms in the McMurdo Dry Valleys using simulations and remote sensing data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2020;8. doi:10.3389/fevo.2020.521668.
Diaz MA, Welch SA, Sheets JM, et al. Geochemistry of aeolian material from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Insights into Southern Hemisphere dust sources. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2020;547. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116460.
Raymond JA, Morgan-Kiss RM, Stahl-Rommel S. Glycerol is an osmoprotectant in two Antarctic Chlamydomonas species from an ice-covered saline lake and is synthesized by an unusual bidomain enzyme. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2020;11. doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.01259.
Antonello A, Howkins A. The rise of technocratic environmentalism: the United States, Antarctica, and the globalisation of the environmental impact statement. Journal of Historical Geography. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2020.03.004.
Thompson AR, Geisen S, Adams B. Shotgun metagenomics reveal a diverse assemblage of protists in a model Antarctic soil ecosystem. Environmental Microbiology. 2020. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15198.