McMurdo LTER Publications

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Vick-Majors TJ, Priscu JC. Inorganic carbon fixation in ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Antarctic Science. 2019;72. doi:10.1017/S0954102019000075.
Bishop J, Kopalová K, Darling JP, et al. Sabbea gen. nov., a new diatom genus (Bacillariophyta) from continental Antarctica. Phytotaxa. 2019;418(1). doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.418.1.2.
Caruso T, Hogg ID, Nielsen UN, et al. Nematodes in a polar desert reveal the relative role of biotic interactions in the coexistence of soil animals. Communications Biology. 2019;2(1). doi:10.1038/s42003-018-0260-y.
Howkins A. Placing the past: The McMurdo Dry Valleys and the problem of geographical specificity in Antarctic history. In: Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. 1stst ed. Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. London: Routledge; 2019. doi:10.4324/9780429429705.
Post E, Alley RB, Christensen TR, et al. The polar regions in a 2°C warmer world. Science Advances. 2019;5(12):eaaw9883. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw9883.
Obryk MK, Doran PT, Priscu JC. Prediction of ice-free conditions for a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 2019;124(2). doi:10.1029/2018JF004756.
Thompson AR, Powell GS, Adams B. Provisional checklist of terrestrial heterotrophic protists from Antarctica. Antarctic Science. 2019. doi:10.1017/S0954102019000361.
van den Hoogen J, Geisen S, Routh D, et al. Soil nematode abundance and functional group composition at a global scale. Nature. 2019;572(7768). doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1418-6.
Myers M, Doran PT. Spatiotemporal impact of snow on underwater photosynthetically active radiation in Taylor Valley, East Antarctica. Department of Geology and Geophysics. 2019;M.S. Available at:
Geyer KM, Barrett JE. Unimodal productivity–diversity relationships among bacterial communities in a simple polar soil ecosystem. Environmental Microbiology. 2019;21(7). doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14639.
Diaz MA, Adams B, Welch KA, et al. Aeolian material transport and its role in landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 2018;123(12):3323 - 3337. doi:10.1029/2017JF004589.
Cook G, Morgan-Kiss RM. Antarctic Chlamydomonas strains C. sp. UWO241 and ICE-MDV exhibit differential restructuring of the photosynthetic apparatus in response to iron. Department of Microbiology. 2018;M.S. Available at:
Saelens ED, Gardner CB, Welch KA, Welch S, W. Lyons B. Barium and barite dynamics in Antarctic streams. Geology. 2018;46(9):811 - 814. doi:10.1130/G45048.1.
Heindel RC, W. Lyons B, Welch S, Spickard AM, Virginia RA. Biogeochemical weathering of soil apatite grains in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geoderma. 2018;320:136-145. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.01.027.
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:
Dornelas M, Antão LH, Moyes F, et al. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2018;27(7):760-786. doi:10.1111/geb.12729.
Kohler TJ, Stanish LF, Liptzin D, Barrett JE, McKnight DM. Catch and release: Hyporheic retention and mineralization of N-fixing Nostoc sustains downstream microbial mat biomass in two polar desert streams. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. 2018;3(4):357 - 364. doi:10.1002/lol2.10087.
Fortner S, W. Lyons B. Dissolved Trace and Minor Elements in Cryoconite Holes and Supraglacial Streams, Canada Glacier, Antarctica. Frontiers in Earth Science. 2018;6. doi:10.3389/feart.2018.00031.
Obryk MK, Fountain AG, Doran PT, W. Lyons B, Eastman R. Drivers of solar radiation variability in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Scientific Reports. 2018;8. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23390-7.
Olund SA, W. Lyons B, Welch S, Welch KA. Fe and Nutrients in Coastal Antarctic Streams: Implications for Primary Production in the Ross Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2018;123(12):3507 - 3522. doi:10.1029/2017JG004352.
Xue X, Adams B. Genomics and transcriptomics of Antarctic nematodes reveal drivers of life history evolution and genome evolution. Department of Biology. 2018;Ph.D. Available at:
Myers KF, Doran PT. Groundwater and thermal legacy of a large paleolake in Taylor Valley, East Antarctica as evidenced by airborne electromagnetic and sedimentological techniques. Department of Geology and Geophysics. 2018;M.S. Available at:
W. Lyons B, Saelens ED, Welch KA. The impact of fossil fuel burning related to scientific activities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Revisited. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 2018;6. doi:10.1525/elementa.288.
Feeser KL, Van Horn DJ, Buelow HN, et al. Local and Regional Scale Heterogeneity Drive Bacterial Community Diversity and Composition in a Polar Desert. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2018;9. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01928.
Robinson DM, Aanderud ZT. Microbial and CO2 responses to water stresses show decreased productivity and diversity through time. Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. 2018;M.S. Available at: