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Harmon ME, Leslie DL, W. Lyons B, Welch KA, McKnight DM. Diurnal chemistry of two contrasting stream types, Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valley Region, Antarctica. Chudaev O, Kharaka Y, Harmon RS, Millot R, Shouakar-Stash O. E3S Web of Conferences. 2019;98. doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199801020.
McKnight DM, Niyogi DK, Alger AS, Bomblies A, Conovitz PA, Tate CM. Dry Valley streams in Antarctica: ecosystems waiting for water. Bioscience. 1999;49(12):985-995.
Nielsen UN, Wall DH, Adams B, et al. The ecology of pulse events: insights from an extreme climatic event in a polar desert ecosystem. Ecosphere. 2012;3(2):art17. doi:10.1890/ES11-00325.1.
Cory RM, Miller MP, McKnight DM, Guerard J, Miller PL. Effect of instrument-specific response on the analysis of fulvic acid fluorescence spectra. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 2010;8:67-78. Available at:
Koch J, McKnight DM, Baeseman J. Effect of unsteady flow on nitrate loss in an oligotrophic, glacial meltwater stream. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2010;115(G1):G01001. doi:10.1029/2009JG001030.
Stanish LF, Bagshaw E, McKnight DM, Fountain AG, Tranter M. Environmental factors influencing diatom communities in Antarctic cryoconite holes. Environmental Research Letters. 2013;8(4):045006. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045006.
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.
Sakaeva A, Sokol ER, Kohler TJ, et al. Evidence for dispersal and habitat controls on pond diatom communities from the McMurdo Sound Region of Antarctica. Polar Biology. 2016. doi:10.1007/s00300-016-1901-6.
Cozzetto K, McKnight DM, Nylen TH, Fountain AG. Experimental investigations into processes controlling stream and hyporheic temperatures, Fryxell Basin, Antarctica. Advances in Water Resources. 2006;29(2):130-153. doi:LTER.
Stanish LF, Kohler TJ, Esposito RMM, et al. Extreme streams: flow intermittency as a control on diatom communities in meltwater streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2012;69(8):1405 - 1419. doi:10.1139/f2012-022.
Kociolek JP, Kopalova K, Hamsher SE, et al. Freshwater diatom biogeography and the genus Luticola: an extreme case of endemism in Antarctica. Polar Biology. 2017;40(6):1185-1196. doi:10.1007/s00300-017-2090-7.
Kohler TJ, Howkins A, Sokol ER, et al. From the Heroic Age to today: What diatoms from Shackleton's Nimrod expedition can tell us about the ecological trajectory of Antarctic ponds. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. 2021. doi:10.1002/lol2.10200.
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.
Aiken GR, McKnight DM, Harnish RA, Wershaw R. Geochemistry of aquatic humic substances in the Lake Fryxell Basin, Antarctica. Biogeochemistry. 1996;34:157-188.
Harmon RS, Leslie DL, W. Lyons B, Welch KA, McKnight DM. Geochemistry of contrasting stream types, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. GSA Bulletin. 2021;133(1/2):425-448. doi:10.1130/B35479.1.
Wlostowski A, Schulte NO, Adams B, et al. The hydroecology of an ephemeral wetland in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2019. doi:10.1029/2019JG005153.
Gooseff MN, Wlostowski A, McKnight DM, Jaros C. Hydrologic connectivity and implications for ecosystem processes - Lessons from naked watersheds. Geomorphology. 2017;277:63 - 71. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.04.024.
Stanish LF, Nemergut DR, McKnight DM. Hydrologic processes influence diatom community composition in Dry Valley streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 2011;30(4):1057-1073. doi:10.1899/11-008.1.
Doran PT, McKay CP, Fountain AG, et al. Hydrologic response to extreme warm and cold summers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science. 2008;20:499-509. doi:10.1017/S0954102008001272.
Gooseff MN, McKnight DM, Doran PT, Fountain AG, W. Lyons B. Hydrological Connectivity of the Landscape of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geography Compass. 2011;5(9):666 - 681. doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2011.00445.x.
Herbei R, Rytel AL, W. Lyons B, et al. Hydrological Controls on Ecosystem Dynamics in Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Hewitt J. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(7):e0159038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.015903810.1371.
House HR, McKnight DM, Von Guerard P. The influence of stream channel characteristics on streamflow and annual water budgets for lakes in Taylor Valley. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 1995;30(5):284-287.
Cozzetto K, Bencala KE, Gooseff MN, McKnight DM. The influence of stream thermal regimes and preferential flow paths on hyporheic exchange in a glacial meltwater stream. Water Resources Research. 2013;49(9):5552 - 5569. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20410.
Esposito RMM, Spaulding SA, McKnight DM, et al. Inland diatoms from the McMurdo Dry Valleys and James Ross Island, Antarctica. Botany-Botanique. 2008;12:1378-1392. doi:LTER.
McKnight DM, Runkel RL, Duff JH, Tate CM, Moorhead DL. Inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics of Antarctic glacial meltwater streams as controlled by hyporheic exchange and benthic autotrophic communities. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 2004;23:171-188.